(Did you know this?)
It started out as a normal day. I went to work for a few hours, then came home and was going to go somewhere fun with my husband in a couple hours. Since I had time I was just watching some YouTube videos. I came across one from Mike Rowe who was on the show ‘Dirty Jobs’. I really loved that show. Anyways, in his talk he mentioned a dirty job he went on. It was at a farm and it so happened the day he was filming it was when the farm needed to do its lamb castrations. Mike Rowe usually didn’t study for the jobs he was going to do, but this one he looked up how lamb castrations are done. The procedure he found, that was widely accepted, was tying a rubber band tightly around the scrotum and tail. In a week it should fall off. So far I was understand without any revelations.
Then Mike gets to the farm and the farmer is doing it a different way. He cuts off the tail and pulls out the testicles with his teeth. Yes, gross. I was so into the story that the information still didn’t hit me. He kept talking about it. Then it hit me…..
SHEEP ARE BORN WITH TAILS !!!!!!!
WHAT? I thought sheep were born with no tails, like the Corgi dog. Which I also just found out that there is a breed of Corgi that is born with tails.
Back to sheep. I have gone half a century believing that sheep are born without tails. My world is different now. I love sheep and would like to own a few. Now, I want a sheep with a tail.
My world will never be the same. How could I not know this. It boggles my mind. I go to the Puyallup Fair and I have never seen any information about sheep having tails. I had to see if there were any pictures online. Yep, a lot of sheep and lambs with tails.
I still can’t believe, SHEEP HAVE TAILS !!!
Did you know that sheep are born with tails? Why didn’t anyone tell me? How could this be unknown to me? SHEEP HAVE TAILS !!!