Sunday, July 10, 2005

Rather Strange......

"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 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."-Yahoo news


You guys got anything to say about this?????

5 Comments:

  • I guess the depression surrounding the Islamic religion, has finally gotten to the sheep too. :)

    By Blogger Ashley, at 6:50 PM  

  • This reminds me of the incident with the pigs recorded in the New Testament. Remember when Jesus cast out the demons and gave them permission to enter the pigs?

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 7:17 PM  

  • That's what it is, Ashley!!!!!

    By Blogger MVB, at 11:41 PM  

  • *sure, ignore my idea.* :P

    *jk*

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 7:46 PM  

  • :)

    By Blogger MVB, at 5:06 PM  

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