Fiesta Special: 50% Off Jeans

Very few fiestas in Spain take place without vaquillas. (The English translation is heifer–young female cow.) But these are not your average cows. They belong to the same stock as fighting bulls and they are fast, agile, and charge after anything that gets close to them. They’re also extremely strong and they know the game–the vaquillas are not harmed, and they travel from fiesta to fiesta to reprise their roles. The idea is to get close to them without getting caught by them. Their horns are taped to reduce the chances of serious injuries, so when people are caught by the angry heifers, the result is usually more comedic than anything else. The crowd in Zaragoza’s bull ring, above, got a good laugh over this particular clash during the Fiestas del Pilar. The vaquilla got one of her horns caught in a man’s back pocket and unable to escape, he was carried around like an ornament until she reared her head back and shredded his jeans like tissue paper. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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2 Responses to Fiesta Special: 50% Off Jeans

  1. Beth December 11, 2012 at 12:18 #

    Poor guy looks like he is about to lose his orange undies too! Good thing his friends, family, and co-workers were not there to see this…oh wait, they probably were. Poor guy!!

  2. Mike Randolph December 11, 2012 at 14:06 #

    Not to mention that the event was televised!

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