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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Riggwelter



While out walking today we came across a riggwelter, a sheep stuck on its back and unable to right itself, possibly due to the weight of fleece in this case. Usually sheep seem to get back on their feet, but sometimes not.

This one had a big heavy fleece and seemed so knackered she had even given up waving her legs around, so we heaved her back onto her feet and she wobbled off without a bleat of thanks, as they do.

Unpleasant things can happen to sheep in this position. If you are interested in the gory details try Shepherd's blog.

5 comments:

Sackerson said...

Interesting blog.

Demetrius said...

What a delightful way to start the week. At least it is better than the Guardian.

Roger said...

Reminds me of a Roman sculpture I once saw.

James Higham said...

Unpleasant things can happen to sheep in this position. [Big grin]

A K Haart said...

Sackers - yes, a glimpse of real life.

Demetrius - drying paint is better than the Guardian.

Roger - broadminded lot weren't they?

James - not so much when they crap everywhere in panic.