Seen Munching Near Ravenshoe by STHogan

Small (21.9" x 16.4")


Seen Munching Near Ravenshoe by 

I was very pleased to see he was securely behind a fence. At least, I hoped the fence was secure. He ignored me so it probably didn’t matter.

Ravenshoe is on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia.


bovine, bull, grass, paddock, blue, sky, hilly, far north queensland, queensland, australia

My practical painting tutors include people from the Flying Art School (1978 to 1981), the Studio West End (2004 to 2010) and the Brisbane Institute of Art (2008 to 2011).

I began printmaking in 2004 at the Studio West End, then started again there in 2006.I have done it constantly since 2006 at either the Studio West End or the Brisbane Institute of Art.

Darkroom techniques were obtained from the Brisbane Institute of Art beginning in 2009.

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  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 2 years ago

    Ooooo boy! No missing that fellow…lol
    Where I live at here in the US…we’re farming country with LOTS of cows. I rarely meet up with the bulls but when I do it’s a ‘step quietly and slowly’ type of situation.

  • That one was not nearly as scary as the experience I had a few days later when I was driving back from Wallaman Falls. I had much bigger bulls standing next to my car on the bitumen with no fence between me and them. I got some photos and put them up on RB – but there were a lot more of them than I photographed. They were really close to me. Luckily they seemed quiet and used to traffic. I didn’t see any signs around about it being an unfenced road – but the cattle grids and cow pats on the bitumen made it pretty obvious.

    – STHogan

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 2 years ago

    Eek! lol
    When my son was little, we were visiting a fenced range that had American Buffalo…HUGE critters weighing in the hundreds of pounds.
    I had my head turned from the fence I was standing by to tell my son not to get too close when I felt this WOOOSH of air next to my face. I looked back and there was this big purple tongue sticking thru the fence at me from a HUGE bull buffalo. He just wanted to say ‘hi’ I’m sure but that was as close as we were going to meet. lol

  • I am pleased none of the bulls felt friendly enough to want to say Hi to me. One was looking at me very closely and I got the distinct feeling I needed to be somewhere else immediately. They are so big and yet they have so much more to fear from us than we have from them. I think all of the animals on the bitumen will end up in a butcher shop somewhere. Unless some of them were for breeding. I am not sure of the breed, but they are beef cattle – the ones with the huge hump at the base of their necks. Very big animals.

    – STHogan

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