Hi all , thought I'd start this as kind of a register for events , opinions and no doubt general piss taking !
Early this week I had 2 lambs killed savagely .
They were 5 yards apart and one had clearly been dragged to the other . The first a Suffolk lamb weighing 40 kgs and had been bitten on the back of the head , and had rips down its back , this one had been dragged to the other . It had been gutted bar the stomach and intestines and the spine was broken .
The second was a north country mule cross bred lamb weighing 37 kgs but a larger stronger lamb . It seemed to have a bloody nose and an ear missing thinking this was not fatal I skinned it , to find puncture wounds ( as if someone had used a six inch nail ) right though the front quarter crushing the lungs and puncturing the heart and piercing both shoulders . It's my belief this was not a dog , at least not a domestic one , nor a fox . I had the vet out who tried to take DNA profiles to no avail . Obviously the lambs have now been incinerated . I farm 500 breeding ewes and 800 store lambs and I've seen an Alsatian attack lambs before but they weren't as brutal as this . They definitely were not shot . the remaining sheep in this field (80) have not returned to site since . Any thoughts or comments appreciated