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Sheep Circle
About 100 sheep in Kington, Herefordshire spontaneously formed a ring in a field. Apparently they did this entirely on their own. A photographer was on hand who captured the strange scene.

The Daily Mail interviewed Dan Seaborne, farm manager at Herefordshire College of Technology, who speculated:

"I just think they've been fed with dry feed in that shape - you can get snacker feeders now and you tow behind a quad and it drops pellets on the ground. I would imagine that's what's happened... I think there was a chap in Yorkshire who spelled out 'will you marry me' to his girlfriend in sheep by putting feed down."

Or it could be a signal from extraterrestrials. wink
AnimalsCrop Circles
Posted by The Curator on Sat Jan 26, 2008

Seen it before - farmers have been doing it ever since the crop circle thing started. It's just feed in a circle.
Posted by Nona  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  07:30 AM
Obviously, a large sheep-chow-powered flying saucer landed in that meadow. The next day, all the sheep were busy licking the sheep-food emisssions that had stuck to the grass.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Stephenville, Texas  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  10:43 AM
Yep - just feed in a shape. I have seen people do triangles, Xs and other shapes all the time. We used to do it on my uncle's ranch with cows all the time.
Posted by JD Starr  in  Boise, ID, USA  on  Tue Jan 29, 2008  at  10:41 AM
Hours before, presumably during, and long after a quake here, a nearby flock of sheep went into a ring formation. No babies on the inside or anything, just a circle.

So my guess would be that they sensed a small earthquake.
Posted by ariel  in  Bellingham, WA  on  Mon Mar 21, 2011  at  01:12 PM
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