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what would happen if....?



In the fictional book 'Evolution' by Stephen Baxter, he writes about a
possible future (post-homo sapiens) where huge herbivores roam the earth
which are the descendents of goats and cows (as well as rabbits now that I
remember). While this is hypothetical, I was always under the impression
that, if humans were to become suddenly extinct, certain extant domesticated
species (specifically the cow) would follow because of their dependence on
man. Does anyone have a idea if domesticated cows could become feral and
ultimately survive in the absence of man?

Darrin