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02/05/2009 02:53 PM ID: 76805 Permalink   

Shepherd Larry Llama Bites his Flock

 

Larry got his job at Mawr Country Park near Wrexham five years ago to protect the sheep and chickens from foxes and other predators. But rather than watching the sheep, he decided he needed more nosh and bit the sheep for their food.

Five years ago, foxes came down heavy on the livestock, killing them off and spreading foot and mouth disease. The senior parks & countryside officers came up with what they considered would be a more environmentally friendly way.

Choosing the llamas, which are from South America and live mainly on the higher grounds, seemed to be the answer to protect the sheep and stock during the nights. But Larry's days are over and will now lose his job to two other llamas.

 
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  Well Larry may be a bad boy..  
 
"When we first got him we consulted a lot of experts and the advice was to get a single animal so that he would bond with the sheep and protect them.
but I have to admit, this is a good idea and could solve a lot of problems here.

Senior parks and countryside officer Liz Carding said she would miss Larry's "great character", but he would be replaced with a pair of new llamas.

She added: "When we first got him we consulted a lot of experts and the advice was to get a single animal so that he would bond with the sheep and protect them.

"But things have moved on now and the advice is to get two, which is what we will probably do."

 
  by: captainJane     02/05/2009 03:56 PM     
  Well this went down like a ton of sheep sh=t  
 
and they I was thinking it was informative, hey-ho, guess you guys know better.
 
  by: captainJane     02/06/2009 12:11 AM     
 
 
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