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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

August 11, 2010

Oxen in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg uses oxen just as they did in colonial times; to move heavy loads.  According to their website, a team of two can move several tons.  Colonial Williamsburg has two types of oxen; Milking Shorthorns, which are primarily red with white marking, and Randalls, which are black and white. The Randall was on the verge of extinction but by 2008, their numbers had increased from a low of 20 to about 200.  They are huge cattle, very smart, and work hard for their keep. In these shots, they were getting a good Sunday afternoon rest.

7 comments:

Boom Nisanart said...

Perfect shots !

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anjoe playhouse said...

Best to keep good friends with these big animals ;-)

Pam said...

With out a doubt, they are magnificent animals. Great photos!

. intemporal . said...

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. fantastic shots with big animals .

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. lovely .

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. best regards,,, .

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. paulo .

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Debbie Smith said...

I love all the pictures, especially the big black and white guy. Just look how wide he is across his chest!

Thank you for sharing.

Marka said...

Somebody has to do the hard work.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. They look really huge.

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