Some bullies are not who you expect, and some victims of bullying are the biggest people around. Don’t believe me? Check out this video of geese harassing a cow for no damn reason. I mean, the cow is just hanging out, swishing its tail around. It’s not bothering anyone. The cow is not trying to start something.
The geese, though, they’re trying to start something. Do they have beef with the cow? I don’t know why they would. The cow is just standing there. The geese taunt the cow relentlessly. They stand just out of reach, honking away, saying all manner of unkind things. The cow tries not to let the taunting get to her, but she’s clearly aggravated. Why doesn’t she respond? Well, cow-speak is good for long, broad sentiments, not sharp barbs and quick retorts, which is all geese seem to know how to do.
But then, as bullying too often does, it moves beyond taunts into physical aggression. One of the geese totally loses it, and charges the cow again and again. The cow pushes back, but the goose is undeterred. It gets under the cow and begins pecking at her soft underbelly, while the other geese cheer on. What do these geese even want? To be jerks. And they succeed. With flying colors.
Eventually someone intervenes, but it’s just a temporary solution. The cow is still tied up. The geese are still bullies. And the humans seem to think this is all kind of amusing, so they’re in no rush to stop it.