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Olympia, Washington: Metal Cows Team Field Report

US Hwy 101, Olympia, WA
A couple miles west of I-5, south side of US Hwy 101 near Mud Bay. Private land, visible from road.
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Metal Cows

Old oil tanks converted to animal sculptures stand in a field near US Highway 101. Note: One day in 1876, Olympians reported that meat mysteriously fell from a cloudless sky. Report...

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Metal Cows

There are now four of them. The three cows in the pictures and one more a little bit further down.

[Sue C, 02/27/2022]
Metal Cows

The thing that nobody has mentioned is that they aren't cows -- they are steers. ALL of them have horns. The little calf is trying to suckle a steer. Bwahahahahahaa.

[teresa, 11/12/2013]

To clear up some misperceptions -- understandable, since few of us are ranchers -- these are statues of a bull, a cow, and a calf (cows can have horns, too). None of them are steers (which are castrated bulls) and only one of them is a cow. Probably should have named them Metal Cattle, and that might have prevented any confusion.

Metal Cows

These cows used to be located in a field on the south end of Woodinville, on hwy 202. I used to pass them on my way to and from work; however, they began to disappear a couple years ago. I believe the bull was the first to go, and then the cow and calf. I was wondering if they had been destroyed until a recent drive to Ocean Shores. I was surprised to pass them on Hwy 101. They are now located near Olympia.

[Anne, 08/19/2004]
Family of Large Metal Cows

Three large metal cows made out of empty oil tanks, very large and quite the thing to look at on a nice day. A mother, her calf and a bull all can be seen.

[Otto Rogers, 01/05/2004]

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