Readers will be familiar with the havoc these deranged beasts can commit from my earlier posts.
Now it is revealed that not only are they prone to assault any human that strays into range, they are also cunning arsonists:
Burning cowpats proved problematic at a large grass fire in Te Hauke, south of Hastings.
Three helicopters assisted Hastings District Council rural fire officers and Otane fire service to extinguish the blaze on Colin White Rd, near SH2, on Monday.
The farmer moved his stock with the assistance of neighbours while the four-hour battle ensued.
Similar to a recent fire just two ridges away, sun-baked cowpats were a problem, he said.
“They just keep burning,” Mr Mitchell said. “They are like Little Lucifers (fire starters).”