450 Sheep Jump to Their Deaths

450 Sheep Jump to Their Deaths

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    450 Sheep Jump to Their Deaths in Turkey
    Turkish Shepherds Stunned As 450 Sheep Jump to Their Deaths

    ISTANBUL, Turkey*Jul 8, 2005 *First one sheep jumped to its death. Then stunned Turkish shepherds, who had left the herd to graze while they had breakfast, watched as nearly 1,500 others followed, each leaping off the same cliff, Turkish media reported.

    In the end, 450 dead animals lay on top of one another in a billowy white pile, the Aksam newspaper said. Those who jumped later were saved as the pile got higher and the fall more cushioned, Aksam reported.

    "There's nothing we can do. They're all wasted," Nevzat Bayhan, a member of one of 26 families whose sheep were grazing together in the herd, was quoted as saying by Aksam.

    The estimated loss to families in the town of Gevas, located in Van province in eastern Turkey, tops $100,000, a significant amount of money in a country where average GDP per head is around $2,700.

    "Every family had an average of 20 sheep," Aksam quoted another villager, Abdullah Hazar as saying. "But now only a few families have sheep left. It's going to be hard for us."
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    Those sheep must have taken ''lemming lessons'' - very strange behavior.
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    I haven't seen anything like that since the last Democratic Convention.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Those sheep must have taken ''lemming lessons'' - very strange behavior.

    Actually, it is ordinary behavior for sheep. They will follow the herd regardless of where it goes, and I have been told that you drive them through a chute with an obstruction it causing the first sheep to jump over it and the remaining sheep coming through the chute will jump at the same spot after the obstruction is removed. I've never seen it with my own eyes, but a feller with a Ph.D. in Agriculture and raises sheep told me about it.
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    "Sheeple" becomes more and more appropriate.
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    Humm I wonder if that is why so many Islams keep blowing them self up, idiot see idiot do.
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