28 July 2015

Only in Alaska: "Long horned cows?"

Nope. Yaks.

Yaks on the highway.







APD was able to get in touch with the owners that were about two or three miles away, and the yaks were returned. Images courtesy of Anchorage Police Department.

15 comments:

Keads said...

Yaks? Huh. Only in Alaska for sure =)

threecollie said...

Oh, my! Actually some of the kids' friends have yaks though. Only a couple.... lol

Rev. Paul said...

Well, Kelly, maybe in Thailand or someplace... :)

Marianne, there are some yak and/or musk ox farms in those parts. They're raised for their hair.

Tewshooz said...

We have yaks here in Oregon. Hand spinners like their fiber. To each his own, I say.

Rev. Paul said...

I could see where yaks would thrive in Oregon's environment, Tewshooz. Takes all kinds of folks with all kinds of hobbies, doesn't it?

Old NFO said...

That'd be a double take... :-) And have me wondering 'what' was in the coffee that morning!

Rev. Paul said...

I concur, NFO. Have a little coffee with your Irish cream?

Murphy's Law said...

Yakkity-Yak. (Don't talk back!)

Griz Alaska said...

LOL Murphy's Law
If you can remember the Coasters.
You must have a few years under your belt too.

Griz Alaska said...

I like seeing my Yak, next to my potatoes & gravy.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Reminds me of Texas when the steer were running down the highway. This happens often!

Rev. Paul said...

ML, that one's probably before your time, but 1000 internet points for the reference.

Griz, I haven't been offered yak; not sure I'd want to.

Sandy, back in Missouri I frequently had to stop to shoo cattle off the road. Wasn't unusual there, either.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Isn't a yak just a steer from the Far East?
(I know, don't talk back!)

gfa

Stephen said...

Steak, yeah baby.

Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw - ain't exactly like a steer, my friend.

Stephen - if you want it, go for it. :)