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Shrek the hermit sheep

Shrek the hermit sheep

Hermit sheep Shrek eluded musterers on Bendigo Station in Central Otago for six years before he was found in the autumn of 2004. By then his fleece weighed 27 kilograms. Hermit sheep that choose to live away from the flock have given rise to evocative phrases like ‘as lonely as a hermit sheep in scrub’.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Farm animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008