They don't however jump as high as Mouflon, the original wild sheep of
Europe - we had some at Buteser for a year when I worked there, one of which
did a round of the farm crossing fourteen fences including two that were
only seperated by a gap of about two metres, non stop at a fast run - it was
caught by a tall individual who crouched behind the fence until the animal
took off then stood up and fielded it in mid-air. Possibly the only time in
my life I have seen a look of surprise on a sheeps face!
From: John Colby [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 26 September 2006 21:42
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] sheep
P.S. Butser use Soays - and comment on how high they jump!
Francis Pryor farms Lleyns and Shetlands, and comments that their taste
is less gamey than the Soays or Mouflons
Peter Reynolds - Iron Age Farm - The Butser Experiment
Francis Pryor - Farmers in Prehistoric Britain
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