World of the Bizarre
Farmer uses drone to round up his sheep
By T.K. Randall
April 1, 2015 · 8 comments
Could drones replace traditional sheepdogs ? Image Credit: YouTube / Paul Brennan
A farmer in Ireland has decided to replace his dog with a more contemporary solution to herding sheep.
Drones seem to be getting used for all sorts of purposes these days from recording video footage to delivering parcels, but now farmer Paul Brennan has come up with the ingenious idea of using one of these devices to help him round up his sheep.
Having nicknamed his remote-controlled quadcopter 'Shep', Brennan, who is from Carlow in Ireland, has recorded a fascinating video showing his new device in action as it flies around a field rounding up a herd of the unsuspecting animals.
While it seems unlikely that drones will ever completely replace sheepdogs on farms, the concept provides a creative alternative to the age-old tradition of using canines to round up sheep.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube, has so far received over 385,000 views.
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