Yesterday we mustered the ewes and lambs, to sort up the last of the sale sheep for our Goulburn Sale on January 19. From a high point on the way out to muster I saw the sheep moving and mobbing strangely and realised they were being attacked by dogs. They had singled a ewe out and pulled her down. I think the quad bike then flew the rest of the distance to the rescue. It was two of the neighbours dogs, a sheep dog and one of the pig dog types, who had a head as big as a watermelon. We managed to catch them and Martin returned them to the neighbour (I suspect the better option would have been to destroy them but we didn't have the gun with us). The damage to sheep discovered so far - best stud ewe from 2010 with cuts to her side, a beautiful ewe lamb with a damaged head and a dead sheep belonging to the neighbour. I think we arrived at the beginning of the spree. Unfortunately, the wretched Llamas were in another paddock so they have now been moved to act as a deterrent, I don't know how good they are on foxes, but they sure don't like dogs. Here's hoping this is the first and last time we have trouble.
10/12/2012 10:56:15 am
So distressing! Hope the ewe and ewe lamb are on the mend.
12/12/2012 12:24:42 pm
Those F***** pig dogs, no place for them even for pigs, just shoot both.
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