When hiking on alpine pastures it is vital to treat the grazing animals with respect! While they are basically docile, this is how to avoid possible conflicts with the animals:
Stay on the path and do not leave marked trails. If an animal is blocking your path, go round it.
Keep your distance: give the animals space, avoid contact and do not pet or feed them.
Keep calm: cows have a limited field of vision and are easily scared. Make sure you can be seen in good time and move quietly.
Mother animals are highly sensitive: avoid approaching young animals or putting yourself between an animal and its mother.
Keep all dogs on a lead: grazing animals often feel threatened by dogs, so keep your four-legged friend on a lead.
Grazing animals will tell you if you are getting too close or if they think you are a danger. The following are clear signals:
Act as follows if the animal makes any of the above signals:
You can find more detailed information on the subject here!
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