Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Very Sheepish

Whaddya Mean, The Flock Is Shrinking?

Climate change is causing a breed of wild sheep in Scotland to shrink. Scientists began studying Soay sheep in 1985, since when they have decreased in size by five per cent - their legs getting steadily shorter and their body weight decreasing.

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7 comments:

spacedlaw said...

It must be all that washing in hot water...

Daryl said...

Does this mean wool sheared from them will be pre-shrunk?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Have they been secretly clipped by a wandering clan perhaps?

CJ xx

Maggie May said...

R ewe sure they weren't standing in a bog?

I'm shrinking too, so they say!

Nessa said...

I thought wool shrinks in water not without it.

Shadow said...

hmmmm, so one day soon they can become household pet like dogs...

Shrinky said...

Why do you think I left there, and how I came by my name?