We’re all for interspecies friendship, but this one seems more of a case of mistaken identity.
Moonshine, an old-ish mare who resides on a farm in the south-west of Queensland, Australia, was found tending to a random orphaned calf — barely a week old — by cattle grazier Gerda Glasson.
“I’m thinking the calf must’ve got lost and I was looking around for the mother cow, but [the] calf got up and started walking over to Moonshine,” Glasson told .
“Moonshine put her nose down as if to say, ‘this is mine,’ and the calf started trying to drink.”
Moonshine has never raised a foal, although she did birth one a decade ago, which died. Maybe she needs a fresh opportunity in the calf. But because she doesn’t produce any milk, her human owners have stepped in to feed the horse-loving baby cow. Read more…
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