The Magnificent Seven

jesika

York, United Kingdom

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The weather yesterday was very changeable, bright & sunny when we left home, foggy by the time we’d walked to Walmgate Stray, less than a mile. Clear again, foggy again. A chance perhaps to try to photograph the flock grazing the Stray coming out of the gloom. Down on my knees (not a good idea, I have to get UP again!), snap, snap, the sheep advanced like the Magnificent Seven. Girlies hid behind me. (These are NOT sheep hunters, they panicked last week when they thought they’d caught a mouse – it escaped LOL).
The sheep came within 4/5 feet, tossed their heads, had a little ovine chat & sauntered off. 30 minutes later there was a real panic as an out of control dog chased into the flock. Girlies were told “Wait” & didn’t move as I attempted to rescue the hapless victim separated by the Bull Terrier. The owner has phoned the farmer. Update on the injured sheep. It’s at the farm having a nose job, but is otherwise OK. The one mauled last week has died
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For all Others to feel the Mace ”
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