ICELAND KILLER SHEEP SIGHTINGS - The Reykjavik Grapevine

ICELAND KILLER SHEEP SIGHTINGS

ICELAND KILLER SHEEP SIGHTINGS

Published July 11, 2001

Danger is lurking out in the wild, where people with no respect for the wilderness and sheep and with no respect for people are slowly but surely closing in on one another.
Who could ever have imagined that this creature, which has somewhat miraculously kept us alive for ages, would finally turn on us? They can now be found in small groups of KILLER SHEEP around parts of Northern Europe, and yes, in Iceland too, we believe. Sceptics do not all agree upon their existence, but we know better…
Around Poland, and especially Scotland and the Orkney Islands there have been several sightings of sheep that have switched to a new and carnivorous lifestyle. Some sheep are reported to have adopted small ducklings as their favourite dish. A more frightening incident occurred when a flock of sheep aggressively pushed a middle aged woman over a cliff, the resulting fall proving fatal to the poor woman. This not being enough, they then chewed on her clothes. (Some claim that her death was accidental, the flock of sheep going berserk when they thought that the woman was attempting to pet them).
But why should sheep, who’ve been eating grass and moss for centuries, suddenly decide to turn to meat. Some scientists claim this may be caused by a severe lack of calcium and minerals in their traditional diet, and they have therefore started seeking it in other sources. “This may be as good an argument as any other, but we may never find out the real motivation if we don’t look at things in context within its surroundings and eco system,” says Dr. Thoe Gubbinsky, professor in environmental studies in the University of Rostock. Some environmentalists even claim there have been cases where sheep have possibly mutated due to extreme phosphor and flour pollution in massively concentrated areas, mostly around aluminium welding plants such as Álblendiverksmiðjan Grundartanga and Álverið Straumsvík. Until now this has not been officially proven.
Sightings in Iceland are extremely rare, the main causes of this probably being the scarcity of populated areas and the vast, uninhabited interior. But we are always keeping watch and with your help we will continue to make new discoveries. Until now, few sightings have been reported, but chances are you just might run into a blood-thirsty killer sheep if you find yourself at the right (or wrong) spot at the right (or wrong) time. The possibility of sightings is greatest around South and West Iceland – at midnight and again just before dawn.
But whatever you do, take no further risks when staying in Iceland. The Killer Sheep is a beast to beware of. This might sound like a bad joke, but ending your vacation (and earthly existence) being chewed on by a Killer Sheep is not amusing at all.
T. Gunnarsson

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