Kōrero: Rural language

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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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Peter McIntosh

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Farm animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18620/shrek-the-hermit-sheep (accessed 7 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008