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My Life Was In His Hands......Premature Lamb - NZ by AndreaEL

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Premature lambs are very small and suffer badly from cold weather. If a lamb doesn’t respond to the ewe by lifting and shaking its head when she licks it dry, she may abandon it. Some premature births are caused by the same microbes which can cause abortions in sheep. It’s therefore wise to isolate the ewe and lamb in a sheltered place and destroy the placenta. Should the lamb die, the vet should be contacted to carry out a post-mortem. Premature lambs can be recognised by their undeveloped state of the fleece, and also by their lack of teeth which haven’t had time to erupt. The udder of the mother may not fully developed, then the lamb is almost certainly premature. This little boy is tiny he was born prematurely…in the early hours of Sunday morning, too weak to feed, by mid afternoon he became very sleepy and was undable to stand on his feet even when mum was trying to nudge him and encourage him to get up. Farmer John and young Harry age 3 to the rescue…a bottle was made and the little man managed to get his milk down. it was amazing to watch within minutes…he was able to stand and follow mum around…He was given another bottle in the evening and by morning mums milk came in and he was able to feed by himself…sometimes it is good when man intervenes to give nature a helping hand…
Soft focus applied around the edges in Picassa
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Aug. 2011 Southland Invercargill NZ
Featured 31st Aug. 2011

My Life Was In His Hands……

I Want My Mhaaaaaa!!! – Lamb

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Cindy, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • GolemAura
    GolemAuraabout 3 years ago

    smoosh floofy and hugs .. sigh.. never have eaten a piece of lamb since I held one.. they are so sweet

  • Many thanks for your lovely kind words, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    what a lovely story xx

  • Thank you Lynn, glad you enjoyed the story…

    – AndreaEL

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    Lovely shot, Andrea

  • Many thanks for your lovely kind words Shulie, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 3 years ago

    What a wonderful feeling that would be Andrea – to watch the life flow into him ! Very touching capture !

  • Many thanks for your lovely kind words Roy, always much appreciated. It was indeed a wonderful feeling…

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    So glad to read about the success in saving this beautiful little lamb! Sure is a cutie!

  • Many thanks for your lovely kind words Dot, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful shot Andrea. I thought your story was going to have a sad ending. I’m happy that I thought wrong.

  • Many thanks for your lovely kind words Al, always much appreciated. I love a happy ending too..

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image of the little cutie and a great story to go with it.

  • Many thanks for your lovely kind words Byron, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    Awwwwwww bless, BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Many thanks for your lovely kind words Ann and accepting my image.

    – AndreaEL

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