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Highland Cattle

Highland Cattle
Near Kilmuir
Isle of Skye

    Soon after I arrived in Scotland I was surprised by my first view of Highland cattle. The shaggy, long-horned breed are especially suited to the cold, windy weather that Highland winters can bring. They remind me of a cross between a musk ox and a Texas longhorn. I have been told they are generally a docile animal, not nearly as fierce as they appear.