Island Life: Malnourished Lambs & A Mouse Lottery In Iceland

Island Life: Malnourished Lambs & A Mouse Lottery In Iceland

Published April 20, 2018

Photo by
Timothée Lambrecq
Art Bicnick

58 lambs on a farm in east Iceland needed to be put down because they were malnourished. Authorities have reportedly made repeated complaints about conditions at the farm, although the location of the farm was not revealed, and no word has been made if any action will be taken against the farmer running the place.

In brighter sheep news, a farm in the Westfjords has begun using a drone to herd sheep. The farmers describe the drone as “revolutionary” for their work, as it can be used to not only herd sheep but also search for ones that have wandered off. And you thought drones were only good for annoying you during a quiet moment in the countryside.

A woman in south Iceland won 20 million ISK in the lottery, and she has a mouse to thank. She was reportedly on her drive home when she received a call asking her to pick up mouse traps from a store. At the store she stopped at, she bought a lottery ticket on a lark. You won’t win if you don’t play, as they say.

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