Sheep Get Lost, Saved In Humorous Fashion - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Sheep Get Lost, Saved In Humorous Fashion

Published January 4, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
RÚV.is

After wandering into dangerous terrain at the start of December and getting stuck in Ófeigsfjörður, a flock of five sheep were saved through unconventional but amusing means, reports RÚV.

“No, this isn’t what you’d call traditional herding,” said Davíð Már Bjarnason, pictured above dragging a sheep behind him in a toboggan.

The area where the sheep got stuck is notorious and is often impassable. In fact, while the farmers might usually use a snow mobile to reach the sheep, icy conditions meant they trekked 8 kilometres and then carried, lead by a leash or dragged the sheep to safety in a toboggan.

“Everyone was very relieved to have reached the sheep,” said Davíð Már. “They hadn’t had much to eat.”


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