Don’t Ignore a Sheep That’s Lying On Its Back

If you happen to live in an area where sheep are plenty, you may occasionally run across one that’s lying on its back in a field. When you see this, do not ignore it. During the winter, the fleece of sheep can become waterlogged, weighing them down and causing them to tip over, falling onto their backs. A sheep on its back is in serious trouble, as it can be fatal. If you happen to run across one of these sheep, grab a handful of wool and flip the sheep over. It may take a little tugging, but it can be done. Once the sheep returns to the upright position, try to keep it still for a few minutes until it acclimates itself. If you can’t get the sheep to stand up, find the nearest farmer and ask for help.