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Old 08-21-2011, 12:24 PM
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This is the first image that I ever saw of a wild ox, now extinct, called an aurochs. The image is from a cave painting in Lascaux, France and is one of the best known primitive paintings.

Posted this because another member suspected in a different thread ("Night of the Generals") that few today know what an aurochs was. Did you? I'm curious.

I studied cave men as a kid, so I knew. The last pure aurochs died in 1627 in Poland. (Just checked.)

Gad, I'd hate to have to hunt that thing with stone age weapons! Even the Romans and later peoples must have shuddered inwardly as they pursued one.

Getting beef from that or primitive bison must have let one feel like a real man!
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[URL] The last pure aurochs died in 1627 in Poland. (Just checked.)
How many Polish Aurochs does it take to pull a cart?

None. They're all dead.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:40 PM
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..........The last pure aurochs died in 1627 in Poland....... [/QUOTE]

Probably met his end hanging over a fire pit and slathered in barbecue sauce...
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You're on a roll TS!

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How many Polish Aurochs does it take to pull a cart?

None. They're all dead.

Uhhhh never mind... I though he said Eunich's pulling a cart.....
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Answering the question would put me between auroch and a hard place. It's a Morton's Fork. Scylla and Charybdis.
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Reminds me of the ole Texas Long Horn!

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