Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
1) Getting a yoke on untamed bulls would be pretty much next to impossible. So, initially, that made me think the account is an exaggeration. But, if the bulls were tame (meaning used to humans and were trained to lead), it *might* be possible. But that's a HUGE "might." Think about it this way: hooking up a team takes quite a bit of time. It's not like hooking up a trailer to a truck now. To get not one, but two, large bulls who have never been trained to stand still long enough to get the yoke on and get them hooked up, well, that would be quite a feat. That's if you could get the yoke on them without them freaking and bolting.
2) I'm assuming this supposed account took place several hundred years ago, yes? Somehow I just don't see people back then having the leisure time to "off" someone in this manner.
3) Carts and cattle were precious commodities back then. They took time and skill to build. I don't see even a rich person wasting a good cart in this manner when there were much more efficient ways of "getting the job done."
While the writer in me thinks "Wouldn't it be cool if...?", the reader in me has a hard time accepting that it's possible.
Now, if someone were relating an accident that happened, in which the oxen/bulls were spooked by something, then I might believe that the cart went over a bridge. However, oxen are difficult to spook enough to be completely out of control, so again, the reader in me is skeptical.
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