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4 June 2010 / Liz Johns

Cattle Grid in the Way? Just Roll Over it – say the Sheep

Forever doomed with the label of ‘stupid’, these sheep are standing up in defiance to prove that allegation wrong. Well, not standing up so much, but lying down and rolling over. For that’s the method these Yorkshire sheep have learnt to cross cattle grids. The temptation of greener grass was too much for these not-quite-so-stupid sheep who figured out that if they lay down and wriggled and rolled that they could cross the previously impassable cattle grids and access the neighbours’ gardens. That meant snacking in veggie gardens, on the village green, on a cricket pitch, and even in a graveyard, leaving the shepherds looking sheepish and the sheep just that little bit fatter and a little cleverer.

Read the full story here. It’s an oldie, but a goodie.

If you were born in the year of 1921, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, or 2003, then you were born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep. You are elegant, accomplished in the arts, gentle, and compassionate, but you are bit timid, have a tendency to worry, and have an unsupressed urge to roll over cattle grids.

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  1. Team Oyeniyi / Mar 15 2011 10:44 pm

    I was born in 1955. I could not be less accomplished in the arts and am certainly far from timid (you don’t take on a whole government department if you are timid!).

    On the other hand, I am compassionate and an accomplished worrier! The elegant I’ll let others decide.

    I’m a farmer’s daughter and we had lots of cattle grids (we called them cattle stops). I never saw any of our sheep roll over them, BUT we were in an area with 100 inches of rain a year, hence lots of green grass – our sheep probably never had to bother. Very interesting find!


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