Dexters Away! (Almost)

Monday, October 8th 2012

The farmers from Big Sheep Little Cow came this afternoon to collect their Dexter Cattle from the wetland.  A corral was quickly built to help funnel them into the trailer.

Time to go home cows!

The farmer then tempted them over with the promise of some food.

They followed obediently until they spotted the trailer and promptly ran off to the other end of the wetland.  The next 45 minutes or so were spent trying to herd them back over to the area near the hide.  The wetland resembles a maze and the cattle seem to know it well enough to slip past us in the opposite direction whenever we got near.

The Dexters are still enjoying the wetland; with a feeding pen now built, it should hopefully be easier to catch them later in the week!


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