6 Years Ago a Sheep Escaped and Grew 60lbs of Wool. They Were Stunned But Wait Til’ You See Him Now!

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There once was a Merino sheep named Shrek who lived on a farm in South Island, New Zealand.  When he was four years old, he decided to strike out on his own and so he ran away from home.  Escaping into the surrounding wilderness, he spent his time happily grazing and exploring the beautiful landscape.  To avoid detection he hid in local caves where he knew he’d be safe.  

Shrek’s time in the wild came to an end when he was eventually discovered in 2004.  To say he had changed a bit would be an understatement. When he left, he had been well groomed with a short fleece coat.  When he re-appeared, he was a giant poufy mass of wool. Upon seeing him for the first time after all those years his owner, John Perry, described the elusive sheep as looking like some ancient biblical creature!

While sheep normally get sheared once a year, Shrek hadn’t been sheared in 6 years.  Because Merino sheep never shed their fleece like many other types of sheep typically do, it meant Shrek’s coat simply kept on growing.  Over the years he was at large he produced a whole lot of wool, so much that it weighed 60 pounds. In fact, the amount of wool he had on him was enough to make 20 large men’s suits.

When he was finally sheared, Shrek looked like a shell of his former self, but in a healthy, good type of way.  He could see a whole lot better once it was out of his eyes and he probably felt a lot cooler, not to mention lighter.  At the time of his shearing, Shrek had already become a local celebrity in sheep-mad New Zealand. He ended up meeting the prime minister at the time, Helen Clarke, and the countries national television broadcast his amazing transformation for everyone to see.  Being a sheep of the people, his fleece was auctioned off with the proceeds going to benefit children’s medical charities.  

Shrek’s time in the limelight didn’t end there, he went on to appear in many children’s books and made guest appearances for various charities.  Perhaps the highlight of his fame, and the craziest thing he ever experienced, came two years after his initial TV appearance when he was once again sheared on live TV.  This time however, he got his haircut while on an iceberg that was floating off the coast of Dunedin, New Zealand!

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Farmer Was Drilling a Well To Get Water For His Farm. But What Arose and Emerged From The Land Stunned The Entire World.

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It is no secret that farmers have and most likely always will be the backbone of America. The work from the crack of dawn until night for most of the year. Unlike many jobs, there is no clocking out, the job never ends and if you don’t stay on top of the farmwork every single day the repercussions could be devastating.

Most of us take for granted the food in the supermarket, from the fruit/vegetable section to the meat section and we hardly even think twice about all the work that went into making this final product so accessible for us at our local market. Farmers across the world should be celebrated and revered for all their hard work and effort that gives so many of us our nutrition and sustinance.

Many farmers have been working the same land for many generations. A lot of the time they are introduced by their parents or grandparents to the farm life when they are just wee young lads. By the time they are teenagers they know how to work the land from top to bottom and are truly masters of their craft. For many farmers the day to day work can at times become monontonous but every once in a while something will happen on a farm that leaves even the most veteran farmers stunned.

This brings us to today’s incredible story is about a farmer/rancher from the early 20th century who was working his land to try and find water beneath the grounds surface. What started out as just a standard drilling of a well to hydrate his agriculture soon became something that would make headlines worldwide! The farmer and his workers were drilling a well and nothing really seemed out of the ordinary until they got down to a certain point….

All of sudden they knew something wasn’t right because when they took the temperature of the water below the ground they had just drilled, the thermometer read 200 degrees! The farmers were stunned and completely confused at first because they had never heard of or seen anything like this before.

They decided to stop and try to drill the well somewhere else cause obviously this wasn’t going to work in this particular spot on the land. Many years went by and in 1964 a second try was attempted but the same thing happened… When they got to a certain level underground the water temperature again was at 200 degrees!

Unlike the first attempt where they covered the well up perfectly, the second time they didn’t properly cover it back up. The result ended up being something nobody ever could’ve imagined! This led to a high water pressure system filled with minerals and gas that if left undisturbed will just keep growing higher and higher out of the ground.

Inevitably a geyser forms with a water system around it with it’s very own ecosystem with unique animals and plants. When the mineral/gas filled high temperature water geysers hit the earth’s normal atmosphere filled with oxygen and carbon it causes the structure to have incredibly beautiful and astonishing colors that you wouldn’t believe unless you saw this amazing sight for yourself.

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Terrible Guy Throws His Garbage All Over Farmer’s Land. Farmer Finds Something In The Trash and Gets Epic Revenge!

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In America illegal dumping is a major concern in many parts of the country.  It is when people dump trash and waste illegally in places where it does not belong, such as at parks, on the side of the road, or even on other people’s private property.  It’s basically littering on a much larger and more egregious scale. Whereas tossing a wrapper on the ground is littering, tossing eight large bags filled with trash off the back of a pickup truck is considered dumping.       

For the most part, it is oftentimes construction materials, larger furniture, appliances, and car parts that get dumped.  The people doing the illegal disposal usually do it late at night under the cover of dark and they tend to choose rural areas and roads with low traffic in order to minimize the likelihood of getting caught.  

However, there are some people who are not so bright and who think that they are above the law.  They dump their junk wherever they please, like the person who chose a California farm to throw their trash all over.  When the farmer who owned that farm saw the pile of trash bags and waste discarded in his field, he was naturally angry and upset.  Now he had to take time out of his busy day to clean up some jerk’s mess. 

As the farmer was picking up the trash, he noticed that there was an envelope that had fallen out of a bag.  It was torn up and dirty, but the address printed on it was clear and legible. Now he knew exactly who had thrown their junk on his property and where they lived.  That’s when he got the perfect revenge idea and decided to exact some well-deserved payback on the illegal dumper!

The farmer loaded every last piece of trash onto his truck and set off towards the dumper’s home address.  It was surprisingly far away, which he found strange because who drives out of their way to throw out trash when they can essentially do it practically anywhere, especially closer to home.  Once he found the suspect’s house, he tossed all the trash on their driveway, took a picture, and drove off with a smile on his face (probably).  

The person who had chosen his farm to toss their garbage onto was in for a rude awakening when they returned home that day.  The farmer got the last laugh this time around and it’s safe to assume that the culprit will never use his farm to dump their junk on ever again!

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Man Sends His Sheepdog Over The Hill. What The Dog Herds Is Hilarious!

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The Border Collie Is a herding dog breed that mainly herds sheep.  They are extremely intelligent and obedient dogs.  In Stanley Coren’s Intelligence of Dogs Rankings they ranked number 1! They are considered to be the smartest dogs on the planet.  Besides being brainiacs they are also athletic, energetic and acrobatic.

They can follow direction by voice or whistle from very long distances while they herd.  They utilize their intelligence, energy, and herding instincts by herding all kinds of animals from the traditional sheep and cattle, to free range poultry, pigs, and ostriches.  They are sometimes used to get rid of unwanted wild birds from golf courses and airport runways.

These dogs can basically do anything. But in the video below even this extraordinary dog still pulls off something so that is unexpected, surprising, funny and smart! Wait until you see him on his way back to his human.

In this hilarious video below, this Border Collie herds something rather unusual.  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this pup herds up his human’s ‘mates’ to make sure they get to the local pub right on time.  I can’t stop laughing at this one.  Source: Wikipedia

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Mother Cow Kept Hiding Her Baby Calf. The Reason Tore My Heart Up!

At Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary in Australia a dairy cow named Clarabelle was acting nervous and not like her usual self. She paced around the paddock and seemed to have lost her normally strong appetite. Knowing she was pregnant and her baby due in about a week the sanctuary workers quickly honed in on an engorged teat and inferred she must have already given birth. But where was her baby? It was nowhere in sight and nothing gave any indication of where it could be.

After searching around for the baby they found the little brown calf carefully hidden in tall grass and brown logs. She was laying down and looked up with her big soft eyes innocently blinking and curious at the sight of them. Clarabelle had given birth, but must have done so awhile ago as there was no umbilical cord and the calf was clean and dry. She had hidden her baby.

Cows are best known in many places for producing milk and associated dairy products. In order to make that milk a cow must become pregnant and give birth to a calf, whom it will nurse. However, in the dairy industry young calves are taken away from their mothers shortly after birth so that the milk can instead be collected for human consumption.

This separation of mother and child is done early on so as to try and cause minimal stress to both but it is also done repeatedly in order to keep the cow producing milk. Clarabelle had tried to hide her calf to prevent it from being taken away, as time and again her calves had been in the past.

This time around Clarabelle will stay with her baby at the farm sanctuary. Her life has changed dramatically for now she is able to live alongside and nurse her calf the natural way. On a side note, Clarabelle’s calf was discovered on Valentine’s Day and named Valentine “in honor of the love between mother cows and their babies” according to the Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary website (http://www.edgarsmission.org.au/). Thanks to them and the work they do, Clarabelle and Valentine have a chance at leading happy and comfortable lives.

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Video – Russian Farmers Were Stunned When They Found This Strange Animal Inside Their Barn!

I can’t help but feel sorry for this poor little creature. The deformed baby sheep was found by Russian farmers amongst its family in the barn. The innocent lamb has what appears to be some form of cleft palate, leaving it with an almost human shaped nose. Due to the defect, the animal struggles to bleat in the typical baaing fashion and instead croaks small noises with the gang. An adult, presumably the mother ewe, still lovingly tends to the baby despite the abnormality.

It is curious will become of this challenged babe. Hopefully, it is accepted by people and animals alike and is capable of living a normal, happy life on the farm. Will the lamb suffer any impairments because of its malformation? Can it eat, drink, and play along with all of its peers or will it need special care and attention? I’m going to infer that either way it will be alright since, aside from the interesting facial features, it seems otherwise healthy in appearance.

The good news is that it is probably easier to be an animal with a birth defect than a human with an obvious physical flaw. At least the lamb won’t have to face a lifetime of the social discomfort that is caused by humans’ difficulty to respond to irregularities without judgement and awe.

I can imagine there is a natural amount of heckling from the sheep herd, but its impact could only be far smaller than the gawking and ridicule that is the immediate reaction of an uncultured human being. Good luck little lamb, the internet is rooting for you!

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