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Dogless shepherd controls flock of sheep with wolf poster

Posted by hitsu On 12/22/2008 12:18:00 AM
Dogless shepherd controls flock of sheep with wolf poster

The credit crunch has forced us all to cut back on life's luxuries.

But this shepherd may have tightened his purse strings a little too much in the face of the recession.

Farmer Du Hebing couldn't afford another sheepdog after his old one died, so he learned how to control his flock using just a poster of a wolf after seeing one in a local wildlife park.

Du told Huashang Daily that he shot the picture by chance.

"After visiting Qinling Wild Animal Park, on the way home I saw a group of sheep walking along the road with a man holding a picture following behind them.

"The man was using the wolf picture to scare the sheep and drive them ahead - it was a really funny scene.

"But I noticed that the sheep never went near it.

"People laugh and point but it works - and the poster eats a lot less than any sheepdog."

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7 Response to 'Dogless shepherd controls flock of sheep with wolf poster'

  1. Cool Said,

    brilliant, just goes to show that deception is often the best solution.

     

  2. papabear Said,

    an award waiting for you at http://kisahberuang.com/2008/12/22/the-sweetness-of-blogging/

    see award #3

     

  3. Anonymous Said,

    if you believe this thing is for real, then you are stupid. The sheep will get used to that picture and don't get scared. You can't replace a real barking dog with a picture. Are you kidding me? And if you have to walk all the way to show the sheep the picture, then just use your voice/stick to direct them. The whole idea of the sheep dog is for the dog to run instead of you. I was a sheepherder, I know what I am talking about. Stupid people :(

     

  4. David Said,

    Would a wolf shirt work?

     

  5. hitsu Said,

    Hmmmm...maybe..

     

  6. Anonymous Said,

    this wolf poster cured my Aids!

     

  7. Anonymous Said,

    This poster enabled me to loose 5 lbs of gruesome belly-fat. Learn how...

     

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