Monday, November 30, 2009

Working dogs

Nov. 28 – Baa, baa, baa

We visited a sheep farm/station (Take your pick, although I think farm is the right one based on the size of the place. A station is measured in square miles rather than in acres.) today and learned a lot about sheep. We watched two dogs work in tandem to separate a bunch of sheep from a herd of cows and then move them to a different paddock. One dog barks and gets the sheep to bunch together. (They are protecting themselves from a predator.) and a second dog that doesn't make any noise at all herds them in the direction desired.

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