Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lambing

Giving birth is not always easy. But it's not too bad when there is an expert obstetrician on hand. This maiden ewe was found in the paddock with her lamb protruding but stuck firm.


Luckily help arrived before the lamb died, and surprisingly it looked quite animated after a few minutes.


The mother and lamb were put together in a yard, so I hope they are still looking good tomorrow.


Some are not so lucky...

We have found lambs like this at Wattle Creek. They have perished due to the weather, a traumatic birth, or mis-mothering. Interestingly they are intact. At Warragal Park the carcasses have been cleaned out by foxes, or taken away completely by eagles.

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