My wife bought two calves this past spring, and they are going up quickly. I warned her not to allow the calves to become to friendly, as they can be dangerous. Well, she took my advice (for once :haha: ), but to no avail. The calves (now up to about 350 - 375 #s each) come up to greet us, and they are a bit intimidating - they charge full bore until about 15 feet away, and stop about five feet from our occupied footsteps. I'm afraid someday, just out of fun, they are going to do some bodily harm. We have kids, a six year old boy and two year old girl, so the concern also is for them. I'm not a stranger to cattle - at our ranch, I carried a big bore handgun for emergency use when I was in confined spaces (i.e. corral) with them. Never had to use it - those cows were much more docile, but these Beefmasters are more rambunctious. Can anyone tell me a humane way to let the cows know 'I like you as a friend - now back the heck off, willya'? So far sticking out our arms stops them - they toss their head back, and very occasionally give the 'do you feel lucky punk' headtoss. I guess I could carry a firearm - but we are in the city limits, and this could get kinda messy if law enforcement comes around. Any suggestions? Sure appreciate it.