Friday, November 18, 2016

Ways Sheep Can Die

Source: Marti Leimbach via Marginal Revolution.

Some of the ways sheep can die:

  • Getting stuck on their backs and dying of suffocation
  • Attacked by flies
  • Eaten by maggots
  • Being attacked by dogs or any other living creature
  • Being frightened into a heart attack by imagining the dog is going to attack, even though it is not 
  • Drowning (Are we surprised sheep cannot swim?)
  • Suffocating in snow (surprisingly common)
  • Hoof infections that poison the blood
  • Almost exploding with grass because they have eaten too much and are unable to pass wind
  • If they get too hot
  • If they get too cold