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Cow With Bloodhound's Nose

Ackley, IA, Oct. 11 - The cow is not usually credited with the nose of a bloodhound, but that is about the only way in which E. M. Griggs, living five miles west of Ackley, can explain a curious incident which occured last Tuesday morning.

Mr. Griggs brought several calves to this city at that time and they were sold to a local live stock dealer, who placed them in the I. C. stock yards in the eastern part of Ackley. An hour or so later Mr. Griggs left for home and when several miles from town met the mother of one of the calves headed towards Ackley.

He attempted to turn her back but was unsucessful, and so followed her. She took the various turns Mr. Griggs had taken in the morning without the least hesitation, trotted through Main street and then branched off to the stock yards, where, having called her offspring to the fence, she calmly and contently used her tongue as a washrag thru the bars. The cow had not seen the calf taken away.

Decorah publoic opinion (Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa) October 13, 1915