This sheep popped over the cattle grid so fast, I didn’t actually see it in action (one second it was on the far side, the next it was among the pink geraniums), but all its friends and relations in the next-door field saw. Goodness, what a commotion they kicked up. How did you do that! Wait for us! BAAAAAAA!
We’d just had lunch in the Apple Store Cafe on the Brockhampton Estate (see previous posts), and were about to head home. But at the last minute I thought I’d like a photo of the parkland with its grazing sheep, although the light wasn’t promising. And that’s when it happened – the great escape – ovine-style.
A couple of other sheep who had been paying attention to how it was done, soon followed their leader. The rest stood at the fence and whinged. BAAAAAAAA!
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44 thoughts on “Sheep Smarts ~ Cattle Grid No Object”
For a while my daughter had sheep on her farm and learned their behavior could be quite surprising. That led to the sheep being gotten rid of.
Now you’ve intrigued me! My aunt kept sheep late in life – as a hobby. Her stories about them made me aware that they are also not as dim as they look.
Smart…but probably she can’t figure out how to get back. lol
There was a moment when I thought the escapees were wondering why they’d bothered; not much of interest to nibble out there on verge.
The grass is always greener on the other side.
Nice photo of the smart sheep, which managed to escape, Tish! Who said that sheep are dumb?!
Well I think I used to 😉
Oh goodness…you must never have raised sheep. lol
Raising sheep was never part of my life.
I used to live near some as a child 🙂
We did for a while and believe me …when the Bible refers to us as sheep isn’t a complement.
It doesn’t even look that pleased to be there! Perhaps the pink stuff doesn’t taste too good. 🙂 🙂
I think it was just trying to make a point about the duff cattle grid.
I hate them! Cattle grids- not sheep 🙂 🙂 Intolerant sort!
I guess it’s because I’m on a knitting binge but I saw the sheep as beautiful wool. LOL
Sweet lil geraniums peeking up at the sheep. Cute …
Hi there Isadora. I tend to see sheep as wool too – whether or not I’m knitting 🙂
Hope they don’t get their feet stuck in the grid on the way back – could be nasty!
When I last saw them they were heading off in quite the opposite direction. Off to the ‘big house’.
I just love sheep, they look so cuddly!!
One life’s biggest disappointments when I was a small child – getting the chance to cuddle a lamb. I was expecting cuddly, and instead it felt only rubbery. I was most put out 🙂
I was thinking like Jude. I hate cattle grids, having once lived in a house with one at the end of the drive — guaranteed to wake the sleeping child in his buggy as we tried to cross it.
What a very rude awakening.
😀 and he was never slow to communicate that to his harried mother.
There’s always one troublesome one isn’t there!!
Indeed! We won’t name names though 🙂 🙂
Can’t possibly think whom you have in mind!!!
Maybe sheep are evolving bigger feet!
You could have hit on something here, Gilly – bigfoot sheep.
Naughty little sheep. I find that they smarter and a bit more independent than we give them credit for 😊💗
They are sneaky like that – pretending to be dumb animals 🙂
Yes, a very good indication that sheep are not cattle.
Well remarked, Shimon 🙂
Love these sheep photos. How wonderful to be out in the field watching them… 🙂
That escape must have made their day!
It certainly upset the other sheep 🙂
I bet it did!
Clever sheep! 😀
Used ALL its brain cells.
Sheep being disobedient. Now there’s something new🙂