This has nothing to do with IT*), but with menacing animals all the same.
One summer in college I had a job working for a geo company. Basically, these guys draw a grid on the map, then go out in the field following the grid lines, poke geophones**) into the ground, drill holes a couple of meters deep, stuff some explosives***) down those holes and make them go bang. The reflections against various underground layers get picked up by the geophones, recorded, fed into a VAX11/780 and turned into a drawing showing the underground layers. From this the geophysicists would be figuring out the best spot for drilling a larger and quite a bit deeper hole which they expected would then have oil and/or gas coming out of it.
The grid lines were to be followed as close as possible, so right through fields, shrubberies, meadows, etcetera, with some correction if things were too close to buildings, roads or underground infrastructure.
One day I was working alone, staking out the grid line in a rather rural area. As I was entering a meadow, I noticed a bunch of cows in the next field, curious as t what I was doing. Cows are OK, as far as this work went, except that they tended to knock over the stakes. Not that big of a deal, as long as I could measure the distance and continue putting stakes in at the other end. And they were in a field next to were I was anyway, which I wouldn't be crossing.. Except that the gate between them turned out to be open, and one of the cows turned out to be not a cow. Who took offence with my presence, and I decided that he could have the meadow any way he liked, provided I wasn't in it.
And then there was the peacock. Who also acted rather territorial, as they tend to do. Luckily he didn't actually attack me, as I woult then probably have had to hit it with one of the marker stakes I was holding, and quite lilkely kill it.
*) except for a trailer with a VAX11/780 in it, outside the place the crew worked out of.
**) a bit like a microphone fitted to a tent peg.
***) I had a bit of fun after getting hold of one of the empty boxes, as they had "Dynamit Nobel" and various warning texts and pictograms stencilled on.