Ghost Sheep Make A Lot Of Noise
On a walk through normally very peaceful countryside, I was suddenly accosted by a wall of sound from the other side of the hedgerow. It was a very loud greeting too as is shown in the video. It’s not unusual to hear groups of sheep baaaahhing away at times, but they’re usually being moved in some far off field when it happens.
Time For A Haircut
On this occasion, the sheep were very, very close although they couldn’t been seen. The width of a hedgerow was all that separated them and me. I think the rebellious shouts of ‘baaahhh’ or ‘mehhhhh’ were because it was shearing time for the woolly animals. In total, I think there were at least a couple of hundred lambs joining in with their chorus.
How Intelligent Are Sheep?
As far as animals go, I don’t know how intelligent sheep are. Is their ‘baaaahhinnng‘ purely out of fear or is it in response that they do not like being messed with? It was a very hot day, certainly by UK standards, so you would think they’d be glad of a haircut. Perhaps not. If you listen carefully, you can hear the difference between the older sheep and the lambs. I know, I’m getting to be a bit of an anorak!
All’s Well That Ends Well
Although the bleating continued for quite some time and could be heard over a fair distance, it did eventually ease off. When I reached the end of my walk, which is in the shape of a triangle, I could see most of the sheep were back in their field. There was still the odd grunt and groan, but nothing like the earlier vocal outrages. They really do seem happy just chewing away at the grass. Bless them all.