Sheep Afraid of Wolf Poster

November 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm Leave a comment

Sheep. They’ll do anything you tell them.

I lived near a herd of sheep at one time. When I barked once; they’d turn left. When I barked twice; they’d turn right. When I barked three times; they’d run out and get me the paper.

Turns out, they’re quite obedient if you resemble a canine.

That’s why, when I read this story, I wasn’t surprised one bit.

He could be forgiven for looking just a bit sheepish, but this shepherd has learned how to control his flock using just a poster of a wolf.

No doubt the sheepherder said, “This is a real wolf. It is not a picture.”

Farmer Du Hebing couldn’t afford another dog after his old one died and had a brainwave after visiting a local wildlife park.

“They had a flock of rare sheep and as a joke one of the keepers had put a picture of a wolf in the enclosure.

“But I noticed that the sheep never went near it,” he explained.

Now Du has got his neighbours wondering what he flock he’s up to every time he moves his sheep.

“People laugh and point but it works – and the poster eats a lot less than any sheepdog,” he said.

Yeah, but who will keep him warm at night? Good luck cuddling a poster.

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