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Thursday, October 01, 2009

JAN EDWARDS: Mystery Sheep Attack

We have been in contact with Jan for ages, and it is with great pleasure that we welcome her aboard, not only as a guest blogger, but as a Co. Durham representative for the CFZ. With Davy Curtis already at the helm in the county, the two of them will make a dream team par excellence....

A dog (we think) has attacked one of our sheep.

From the injuries, it looks like a very big dog. We have a rottie and my friends have an Irish Wolfhound. The marks on this sheep show a foot bigger than either of them. Sheep Ab
igail will hopefully be ok.

We have no real idea what did it, but it isn’t big cat. The claws that did this are blunt.


Retrieverman said...

No dog or wolf is taller than an Irish wolfhound, so I'm stumped. They can make it to nearly four feet tall. Arctic wolves and certain packs of the Rocky Mountain wolf approach that height.

Farplace said...

There are 4 claw marks from the same foot on the top of the sheep's rump. Best seen on the first of my 2 pictures. The claw marks measured a good 6 inches across.
There were no deep bites. There were 3 puncture wounds on the throat, but the worst injuries were as shown on the photos.
She's recovering.