Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * * * * 1 votes

'Wooliest' sheep survives unshorn for 6 years

merino ram netty hazell peter hazell unshorn sheep shorn tasmania

  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 39,477 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

Two farmers in Australia's island state of Tasmania have found what they believe is a six-year-old sheep that has never been shorn.

http://www.telegraph...-six-years.html

Posted Image

#2    Realm

Realm

    Member

  • Member
  • 2,178 posts
  • Joined:29 Jan 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in our spiral galaxy

  • "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."
    Albert Einstein

Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:37 PM

Man, he could survive at the north pole with that much wool.

Those that mistake my meekness for weakness, suddenly find themselves destroyed.

#3    Lilly

Lilly

    Forum Divinity

  • 16,965 posts
  • Joined:16 Apr 2004
  • Gender:Female

  • "To thine own self be true" William Shakespeare

Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

Poor thing...I hope they immediately shaved him down.

"Ignorance is ignorance. It is a state of mind, not an opinion." ~MID~

Posted Image

#4    Eldorado

Eldorado

    Unforgiven

  • Member
  • 10,576 posts
  • Joined:29 Oct 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scotland

  • I reckon so.

Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:10 PM

Aye... a visit to the baa-baa shop is looking like a must.  Poor wee lamb (sheep).


#5    Myles

Myles

    Alien Abducter

  • Member
  • 4,806 posts
  • Joined:08 Jan 2007
  • Gender:Male

Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:42 PM

So sheep are dependent on humans to shear their wool?
I guess I never really thought about it.    If born and raised in the wild, sheep will be unable to see and live a rather ugly life.  
Usually when we think of an animal living without the human touch, we think of a much better lifestyle.
But I guess, living blind and uncomfortable in the wild would still be better than becoming a human meal.


#6    seeder

seeder

    Nut Cracker

  • Member
  • 11,046 posts
  • Joined:21 Nov 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK. There if you need me

  • Never forget that only the weak fish swim with the stream, and a lie travels half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:45 PM

View PostMyles, on 26 August 2014 - 04:42 PM, said:

So sheep are dependent on humans to shear their wool?
I guess I never really thought about it. If born and raised in the wild, sheep will be unable to see and live a rather ugly life.  
Usually when we think of an animal living without the human touch, we think of a much better lifestyle.
But I guess, living blind and uncomfortable in the wild would still be better than becoming a human meal.

Just a thought, maybe we bred them to be extra wooly? cant imagine evolution giving animals such a disadvantage as 'too much' wool

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored
It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me... It's all the rabbit poop you stumble over on your way down...
“It's easier to fool people - than to convince them that they have been fooled.”  Mark Twain

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it"

#7    Lilly

Lilly

    Forum Divinity

  • 16,965 posts
  • Joined:16 Apr 2004
  • Gender:Female

  • "To thine own self be true" William Shakespeare

Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:12 PM

View Postseeder, on 26 August 2014 - 04:45 PM, said:

Just a thought, maybe we bred them to be extra wooly?

Exactly, in a more wild state (genetically speaking) they simply don't produce that much wool.

"Ignorance is ignorance. It is a state of mind, not an opinion." ~MID~

Posted Image

#8    Myles

Myles

    Alien Abducter

  • Member
  • 4,806 posts
  • Joined:08 Jan 2007
  • Gender:Male

Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

View Postseeder, on 26 August 2014 - 04:45 PM, said:

Just a thought, maybe we bred them to be extra wooly? cant imagine evolution giving animals such a disadvantage as 'too much' wool
That's what I was thinking, however I don't really know for sure.


#9    First-time Human

First-time Human

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 35 posts
  • Joined:06 Jan 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sunshine Coast, Aust.

  • It's good to know I'm here for me

Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

Tazmania???  REALLY??  is that somewhere in Europe, maybe near Austria?
Or is it Tasmania, in Australia!!

Edited by First-time Human, 27 August 2014 - 01:23 PM.


#10    Calibeliever

Calibeliever

    Paranormal Investigator

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 815 posts
  • Joined:23 Oct 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Up here

  • The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. - Thomas Carlyle

Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:13 PM

View PostLilly, on 26 August 2014 - 05:12 PM, said:

Exactly, in a more wild state (genetically speaking) they simply don't produce that much wool.
Yes it's breeding. Most domesticated dogs wouldn't fare well in the wild either because of how we've modified their form(s) over generations.

View PostFirst-time Human, on 27 August 2014 - 01:22 PM, said:

Tazmania???  REALLY??  is that somewhere in Europe, maybe near Austria?
Or is it Tasmania, in Australia!!
LOL - It's at the ass end of the planet :)

https://www.google.c...,148.5585659,7z


#11    Alas_113

Alas_113

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,707 posts
  • Joined:08 Aug 2014
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Guess where...?

  • "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen

Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:26 PM

Cute sheep! :P

Eat, Pray, Love

#12    Mantis914

Mantis914

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,176 posts
  • Joined:26 Jun 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lone Star State

  • You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Plato

Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

I wonder if the sheep's name is Bully?


https://www.youtube....h?v=KZJiGu6Gz8E


#13    seeder

seeder

    Nut Cracker

  • Member
  • 11,046 posts
  • Joined:21 Nov 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK. There if you need me

  • Never forget that only the weak fish swim with the stream, and a lie travels half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

View PostMantis914, on 27 August 2014 - 07:23 PM, said:

I wonder if the sheep's name is Bully?


https://www.youtube....h?v=KZJiGu6Gz8E

Nope, they called it....Shaun! LMAO! :w00t:

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored
It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me... It's all the rabbit poop you stumble over on your way down...
“It's easier to fool people - than to convince them that they have been fooled.”  Mark Twain

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it"

#14    OverSword

OverSword

    Forum Divinity

  • Member
  • 14,125 posts
  • Joined:16 Oct 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seattle WA USA

  • I love chocolate

Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:41 AM

View PostMyles, on 26 August 2014 - 04:42 PM, said:

So sheep are dependent on humans to shear their wool?
I guess I never really thought about it. If born and raised in the wild, sheep will be unable to see and live a rather ugly life.  
Usually when we think of an animal living without the human touch, we think of a much better lifestyle.
But I guess, living blind and uncomfortable in the wild would still be better than becoming a human meal.
So it would be better to be eaten alive by wolves or bears?

That inner wool really looked nice though didn't it?  I'd like a sweater mad from that lil guy.

Edited by OverSword, 28 August 2014 - 02:43 AM.


#15    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 39,477 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn -

https://uk.news.yaho...25.html#QXTwX26

Edited by Still Waters, 28 August 2014 - 11:22 AM.

Posted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users