Screengrab via Scott Clark/Facebook

Dad bet his kid couldn’t jump on the back of a cow—and he was wrong

Parenting in Georgia apparently involves dangerous dares.

Feb 21, 2017, 3:05 pm

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David Covucci

Parenting down South is a little different. It’s not the suburbs, where square coffee table corners are given foamy bumpers and outlets are safeguarded with tamper-proof plugs. 

There’s no way you can child-proof a farm, so instead, you gotta take the opposite tact. Put kids in as many dangerous situations as possible and hope they emerge both alive and wiser. 

Scott Clark knows that. He offered his child $20 to sneak up on a steer and climb on it. 

He thought his child would get nowhere near it, but he was wrong. 

Very wrong. 

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Some people on the internet are complaining this is child abuse, but Scott took to Facebook to reiterate that his son is OK. 

“Just so everyone knows, this is his pet steer he hand feeds every day. And Asher is perfectly fine….And he’s says he a tough ole cowboy!!”

Like I said. They do things differently down South. 

My only issue is that he claims his son held on for another three seconds. 

No chance. Asher is damn near airborne when the clip cuts out. No kid has that kind of grip strength. 

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*First Published: Feb 21, 2017, 3:05 pm