Three things you should know about YaksRobyn Wilson
Yaks aren’t the friendliest of creatures in the world.
To be told this when trekking through a field of them in Singalila National Park, India, was not the ideal time. Our guide had a freak out when he saw one, took off his red coat and turned it inside out.
Naturally, this kind of behaviour prompted me to ask a few questions.
The result was this: There are three things you should know about yaks (particularly when entering yak country)…
- They love the colour red, much like the Spanish bull. If they see it, they’ll come running, and not in a nice way.
- If they start chasing you, they won’t stop. To quote one Mr Liam Neeson “they have a very particular set of skills… they will look for you, they will find you and when they do…” You get the picture. Apparently even if you climb a tree they will wait indefatigably for you to come down.
- They’re huge [see pictures]. Really, very big.
So just a few things worth noting if you ever find yourself among a field of them in rural India.