Bloom’s long bucolic sneer seems to have invited national interest along with Iowan indignation. Some have even gone line-by-line. Others hope to capitalize on the fury. The best of course is this from Iowahawk.
Cow chipping away at the story, we may want to remember that many of those stereotypical outdated Midwestern morals may have more to do with the next American President than you can dip in butter and put on a stick.
The Benton County sheriff’s office says Jean Fee was found in a pasture on June 18 where she and her grandson had been feeding the cows. She died at a Cedar Rapids hospital.
Earlier reports were that one of the cows had attacked her.
“We have a few instances of [cow attacks] across the country every year — but it’s uncommon. For it to result in a fatality is very uncommon,” Terry Engelken, an associate professor at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, told Monday’s Des Moines Register.Jim Fee says his wife died of a massive stroke and was not attacked by a cow.
The sheriff’s office says family members haven’t had trouble with the cows before.