Let me begin by telling you the cow is okay. Said cow left the road on all four hooves, under it's own power.
That said, listen to this...
My brother Eric and I had to go up to the parent's cabin to retrieve my dad's truck. Why you ask? My dad managed to injure himself and was taken to the hospital. Now if you know my dad, this may seem odd to you. Usually, when he hurts himself, he doesn't even know it. This is typical conversation after dad walks into a room gushing blood from an apendage.
"Dad, what did you do?"
"What? Huh, would you look at that? I don't know how that could have happened."
Needless to say, this time he noticed. At present he is at the Flagstaff hospital. But back to the cow. Eric drove Dad's truck down the rocky hill and I drove Eric's truck (ha ha, sucker!). We approached and area where cows were scattered about browsing the grasses, chewing their cud, basic cow activities. Soon we approach a light brown cow moseying across the road. Eric, who was first to reach Brown Cow, slowed and revved his engine to encourage the him along. Brown Cow stepped it up for half a second and resume its state of mosey. This is when Eric yelled at the cow.
I wasn't close enough to hear Eric yell or understand what he said to the cow, but Brown Cow was startled and jumped. Then he proceeded to glare at Eric, cursing under his breath. (insert mad cow joke here). This is where Brown Cow does something stupid. He was traveling toward the side of the road he is now on. Brown Cow has reached his destination. For reasons only known to this Brown Cow, he proceeds back across the road at a pace much quicker than any he's shown before. I believe Brown Cow was trying to taunt Eric by standing defiantly in the middle to the road, waving his tail. But Brown Cow didn't get very far for I was not far behind. In fact, he picked up the pace just enough to put his face in front of the grill of the truck and get smacked. If it had been a second later I would have thought Brown Cow was trying to ram the truck.
Brown Cow ran off into the pasteur, more out of embarassment than injury. There were many other cows pointing and laughing at the whole incident.