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Ghost Sheep Make A Lot Of Noise

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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.

10 Responses
  • I love that sound! Of course, if I had to hear them early in the morning I might want to scream, but I don’t… so I sticking to my story. Lol.

    • Trev Jones
      June 7, 2018

      Thank you, Deb. I was surprised how loud they can be.

  • Sue W
    June 8, 2018

    I have a comic strip vision of you walking along, minding your own business and suddenly jumping out of your skin!

    • admin
      June 8, 2018

      You’re right there, Sue, I jumped out of my skin when they suddenly started and I wasn’t expecting that kind of volume

  • Tony
    June 8, 2018

    I did see something similar a couple of years ago. The field looked empty except for one corner, near the gate. there must have been about 30-40 sheep all huddled together making a lot of noise. Was told by a friend who knows about farming things, that there was probably a fox or two in the field.

    • admin
      June 8, 2018

      Yes, I would think that would upset them. It’s strange how they all move together at times.

  • Amanda Ricks
    June 8, 2018

    Such a funny video. I showed it to my daughters and they also laughed at the VERY noisy sheep!

    • Trev Jones
      June 8, 2018

      Thank you, Amanda. It was, very noisy. Glad they laughed 🙂

  • zumpoems
    June 8, 2018

    learned a new word — anorak! No, not at all an anorak.

    • Trev Jones
      June 8, 2018

      Thank you, Zumpoems. I’m glad you think I’m not and I’m pleased that you’ve learned a new word. 🙂

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