Herd Of Sheep Mysteriously Jump Off Cliff

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Jul 6, 2006.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    http://cbs5.com/pets/contentmodules_sectiontopper6/local_story_189152109.html

    Jul 8, 2005 12:19 pm US/Pacific
    (AP) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- 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."
     
  2. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    If I said this made me speechless, does that mean I am speechless or is my speechlessness overridden by the fact that my fingers talk?
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hm. I wonder if the Turks didn't really have some oversized lemmings instead of sheep --.
     
  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I am trying to behave myself, remind myself that this is a family site, be good, don't think about how a greek would answer why a turk's sheep decided to commit suicide...be nice...for christ sake; this is just too much!:rolleyes:
    Why do you think a Turk's whole herd of ewes would rather run off a cliff than experience another day in the pasture?hmmmm?:eek:
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Do you suppose, just for a minute, that those were greek sheep, and saw the Turk getting out a pair of hip boots?:eek:




    Dear Leader may yet banish this one to the inferno if we don't be PC --:lol:
     
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    That last quote from Abdull just about sums it up.
     
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    What's next, a herd of cows fleeing a stump :eek: jump into a river and drown?
     
  8. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Paraphrased words of wisdom from Cheech & Chong:

    "Your mother was a goat and your father was a goatherder."

    "Naaaaaaaaaaaaaw."
     
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Weeping, crying, snorting all over the keyboard. SC, you BAD!! [clp] [rofllmao]
     
  10. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    :eek:




    Dear Leader may yet banish this one to the inferno if we don't be PC --:lol:[/quote]
    Melbo wouldn't have opened that door if he didn't want to see which monkeys would jump through it.:eek:
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Melbo wouldn't have opened that door if he didn't want to see which monkeys would jump through it.:eek:[/quote]

    hehehe. Dear Leader may be sharp as a tack, but even he cannot imagine the lengths we can go to with a HiJack or worse. Open the door, in come the monkey flies. :lol:
     
  12. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    off to the inferno
    yoda1.
     
  13. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    LMAO
     
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