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Animalblog for December 19, 2011 (5 of 123) <<-first last->> slideshow <-previous next->
Brahman Cattle (412 views)
Playa de Hermosa, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 19 December, 2011)

(Photo taken 14:19:08 Monday 21 November, 2011)

© 2011 Terry Costales
Creative Commons License

These two cows were foraging at the forest's edge where it met the beach. The cattle roam free all day and return to the farm at dusk. external link

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