Submitted by: dunno source via Oddly Specific
I think you mean “Car-Eating Bovine”, which is the exact opposite of “Car Eating Bovine”…
actually looks like the cow is eating the car…
Beware the car-eating cows.
It’s some sort of cow-car hybrid that escaped. The idea was that then, er, emission from the cow half could power the car half.
“In Soviet Russia…cow tip YOU!”
my thoughts excatly
This is an Australian road sign. They’re all over inland Queensland and far northern Queensland (and I’m sure lots of other places…that’s just where I’ve seen them). There are a lot of cattle stations and the cows just wander onto the road so the signs are good. Though the first time we saw the sign, my husband and I thought the cow looked like it was eating the car too!
So apparently it’s a Belted Galloway, they do seem like the kind of cow to eat cars.
nom nom nom!
Beware of cow-transformers.
man that cow did that to my auto it would be on (round one fight!)
OM NOM NOM!
I love how the sign suggests the cow would remain completely stationary and your car would be tossed into the air all willy nilly-like if a collision were to take place. Are we to assume hitting a cow would be like just like hitting Superman?
Yes hitting a cow is exactly hitting Superman.
As someone who’s been in a cow-car accident, I find this sign eerily accurate.
It’s the Azure Bovine of the Apocalypse!
They are here. Mark my words and mark them well. THEY… ARE… HERE!
Excuse me while I put on my Public Service Announcement trousers, but if you drive at night in parts of outback Australia, you might hit a cow and your car will cease to be. The cow won’t like it either, so you die in the knowledge that you gave as good as you got. As long as you are conscious after that.
The sign was featured in Part 2 Wheels Magazine’s story about driving a Porsche 911 around Australia. (Link above is part 1) The Wheels driver and photographer came across two (un-)lucky tourists in a Mitsubishi van that crashed into a cow on a 130km/h section of highway (I don’t think that they were driving at that speed, however.) Very lucky to get away with a few scratches and a sprained ankle.
In outback Queensland and Northern Territory there are cattle stations (farms, ranches) the size of US states. You just don’t drive at night in those areas. If you hit a kangaroo, you will probably survive and drive away. If you hit a cow, you will probably die. In the middle of nowhere. Sadly.
Road train drivers do drive at night and aren’t slowed down by anything much. When you are driving something with 3 trailers that weighs 120 ton is 40m long and travels at 130km/h (or even at the road train speed limit of 100km/h), not much gets in your way.
Funny sign, though. Real Aussies laugh at danger… but we take it seriously so we don’t die.
If only more American tourists would pay attention to the crocodile signs…! 🙂
It would be like hitting Supercow and no, it doesn’t look like it’s eating the car-the cow would have it’s mouth open…
This sign is used in Australia to warn of cattle on the road (they are BIG!) the signs have been called “Our Cows eat Cars”signs by the Press.
These signs are really common between Cairns and Cooktown (North Queensland, Australia). My brother and I had a “what the @#$#” moment when we saw them at first.
GIANT MUTANT COW WILL EAT YOU AND YOUR CAR!”
We might need similar signs in SouthEast Texas. Fail Bull tried to mate with my Geo.
Cows fight back by car tipping
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