Farmer's Weekly

ANIMAL ANTICS

Farmers often have interesting stories about the things animals get up to on their farms. In the Klein Karoo, there’s an old story about a farmer who came across an ostrich with its head hanging upside down. Inspecting the bird, he could find nothing wrong, so he went off to feed the rest of the flock, hoping the ostrich would recover on its own.

On his return, however, the ostrich still had its head hanging to the ground. Not knowing what else to do, he bent the bird’s neck back up. With the world right side up again, the bird ran away as if nothing had happened.

“I guess it just forgot which way was up,” the farmer said afterwards.

There are many accounts of strange animal interactions with electric wires. On a

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