On the “open range” if you don’t want someone else’s cattle on your property, you have to fence them out!
Arizona is rethinking the fairness of this tradition. So are people in other states.
Arizona Rethinking Open Range Laws. By Marc Lacey. New York Times.
If you hit a black cow in the middle of the night on a public highway, you are always to blame and will have to pay for the dead cow even as you pay for your spouse, friend or child’s funeral.