Proof that sheep are quite clever


No, real proof that sheep are in fact quite clever.

Not that clever, obviously, otherwise they would have left Wales long ago, but quite clever.

9 thoughts on “Proof that sheep are quite clever”

  1. Ah, your joke about Wales shows how your values often differ radically from ordinary folk, Tim. If I had to choose between living in Wales and living in The Smoke, there’s no competition.

  2. In a paddock outside of Aberdeen, the lambs would like to stick their itty bitty heads through the wire fence to munch on the goodies beyond. This is fine until the lamb’s horns start coming through and then they can catch on the wire.

    This obviously caught out one adolescent lamb this one time we were walking past. The lamb was stuck with its head in the fence due to its horns. The funny bit was that his playmate tried to help by ramming the fence.

    So yes, clever, but not that clever.

  3. As Messrs M. Python said:

    “… Harold. He’s that sheep there over under the elm. He’s that most dangerous of animals, a clever sheep. He’s the ring-leader. He has realized that a sheep’s life consists of standing around for a few months and then being eaten. And that’s a depressing prospect for an ambitious sheep. He’s patently hit on the idea of escape. ”

  4. In a tourist attraction that had a petting zoo to keep the kids happy, I observed a black-faced sheep outside the enclosure watching from behind a forked tree. When the kids came out, with their half empty bags of food, it charged the smallest, knocked him to the ground, grabbed the bag and ran off.

    The lesson? Black faced sheep are evil 🙂

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