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Oh deer

agressive cows?
agressive cows?

Wild deer abound in the forests around Castelnau de Montmiral, here in the Tarn. Timid, rarely seen, I have seen several lately one in particular surprised me.

I saw this deer early one  morning this week while driving to Itzac. The deer was grazing among a herd of cows, as if that was natural. 

I see lots of various wild animals when I drive early and late around the forested parts of the Tarn region of France . As soon as I stopped the car, even before I could get out, the cows, previously peaceful and oblivious to the deer, chased and I mean chased the deer away.

I only had time to grab one hasty photo which I hope is attached here.

How do you explain the cows aggressive behaviour?