Boondocking Western Nebraska... A crowd had gathered. We were in fear for our lives. The mooing was loud and menacing. "MoooooAhhhh... OHHHH" times fifty.
Angus cattle. Not easy going Herefords. You know the difference, I hope? Now you do.
Tails swishing, and what they were leaving around the trailer was, well, rather disgusting. Each Individual weighed more than the all of the occupants in the trailer. A 23 foot Safari all by itself in the Western USA. Living up to its namesake... Safari.
We had just purchased in Crawford, Nebraska four pounds of ground chuck and the WORD was obviously out. We were in Danger of being... something, but it was in the air. A hint of Cow Pattie was recalled when I recalled: "When Cow Pattie is in town... you had better watch your step."
I was looking for a Tree to hide behind. Hmmm The Black Hills were about 60 miles north... maybe try something else to hide behind came to mind.
We could smell the potential danger of biting HORSE flies, Saliva on our Airstream... would have been even worse. Possibly revenge for having that Denny's Double Cheesburger with fries on the way to the campsite. Although I left a $5 tip.
Lucky for us, our two Blue Heelers knew what to do. They... brought them closer to the trailer. Plan one, failed.
I had to go outside, after the photo op, and persuade the crowd to disperse. They did after a serious 'mooing' explanation that we also liked .... chicken sandwiches. It worked like a John Wayne movie.
The herd mentality exists everywhere these days. Big cities come to mind, but that is another longer story.
Plan two worked well. Heelers on the loose. No heeling, but the mob took off.
We could handle the Mob. We have our two Blue Heelers... and Nancy with a Frying Pan in her hand. Hoping...
WHAT can you ADD while Boondocking? A raccoon with a snarling attitude? Do not be bashful. A photo is enough, leave the imagination to others if needed.
Take my advice when departing the National Grasslands. Always. Always CLOSE the Gate. And wipe your feet before getting back into the tow vehicle.