Predator problem (visuals) gruesome

Remains of lamb caught aby a red jackal with a collar on.

Remains of lamb caught by a red jackal with a collar on.

If we moved the sheep it would take her three days to find the new camp and the catching started all over again.

The collar made no difference.  These lambs were  strong.

The collar made no difference. These lambs were strong.

This Jackal with her mate and youngsters were responsible for the loss of 75 lambs.   The professional hunter came many times.  He first got her  mate.   Then one by one the young pups.   And eventually she was desparate for a mate and came in on the call of a Male and by sheer good markmanship he could eliminate her.   She pulled down a springbuck ram by hunting him down.   I have many photos of the various prey she took down.  Porcupine, cattle egret, rabbits.  She chased a flock of 300 ewes and lambs over a fence bending the iron standards in her efforst to catch lambs.  We had put poison collars on the lambs.  Her teeth only made scratch marks on the rubber.  She was an old female.

Another  lamb

Another lamb

You can see as the lambs grew we were still trying to get the Red Backed Jackal.

Here you can see how the Jackal bit through the collars.

Here you can see how the Jackal bit through the collars.

.We find many lambs and older sheep eaten alive.This lamb was eaten over the Shoulder…then went septic.

This maiden ewe had her ear chewed off.  The following photo will show how her leg was eaten.

This maiden ewe had her ear chewed off. The following photo will show how her leg was eaten.

This ewe was alive when found.  We were away from home and the staff were instrudcted to slaughter her and hang the carcass for us in the cooler.   So I did not get footage of the live sheep.

The back leg was eaten to the bone.  The muscle above had started getting gangrene.

The back leg was eaten to the bone. The muscle above had started getting gangrene.

Another angle of the Two tooth Stud Maidens back leg.  You can see the green.

Another angle of the Two tooth Stud Maidens back leg. You can see the green.

We inspect and count our sheep  twice a week.     This poor sheep was most probably caught on the Monday night and the next inspection was on the Friday.  So she walked for a week in this condition.

The mother stood over this lamb bleating.  You could not get her away. She kept running back.

The mother stood over this lamb bleating and scratching the lamb to stand up.   She was alone and did not move off with the flock.    You could not get her away.  I left in tears with this scenario etched on my mind forever.  Heart rendering is not even a mild description of a scenario like this.   It rivets you right in the midrif.

Face eaten away.

Face eaten away.

This lamb was thin and bleating in hunger.  Its mother was very protective.  And you are helpless to do anything for the lambs anguish and  her desparate efforts.  Anaother live lumber punch that  you have to handle.

This lamb was also still alive when we found it.

This lamb was also still alive when we found it.

The problem with the collars (breakfast bells) is that the predators find new ways to catch the lambs.   The bells ring telling the jackal where the sheep are.

The best medicine we have for treating wounds has been taken off the market from the pressure of the “Green organisations” Na-Mule.   Which heals and keeps the maggots out of the wound.  Now the sheep suffer.  Which the Green organistion want to tell the world they want to protect  AT ALL COST.  YES, COST TO THE VERY SHEEP THEY THINK THEY ARE HELPING.

This lambed was still alive when found.

This happend a week after we had the helicopter in. There was limited success in certain areas with the helicopter.   More photos will follow of other lambs.

Misinformation was leaked out about the helicopter shoot (which had all the necessary permits) and all that was an Organistion rained vicious abuse on a specific person who they were informed was the organiser. (who actually had nothing to do with it).    No one is concerned about the sheep suffering only the “problem jackal”  who gets one shot.   It is also usually a very old grey haired jackal with very worn  teeth, but with a wealth of experience who are the worsed offenders.  It is  actually a favour you do such an old animal.

The face has been eaten, the bell prevented the jackal getting to the neck.

Also in the week after the helicopter shoot.

Eaten above the anus. Two tooth sheep.

Eaten above the anus. Two tooth sheep.

Two tooth sheep eaten from the anus.

Two tooth sheep eaten from the anus.

Another lamb bitten in the face was still alive when found.

Another lamb bitten in the face was still alive when found.

another horrible find.

This older sheep was also eaten over the shoulder en neck.  You can see the indentations in the wool

This older sheep was also eaten over the shoulder en neck. You can see the indentations in the wool

Then there are so many times you find lambs with the entrails dragging over bushes.  Where the jackal could not get the neck bite in  and then rip the stomach out..   

The Story of the Anatolians will follow.  We have two…but they are not our best friends – friends…The bakoor (cape Fox) Maanhaar..(Weerwolf)…Steen buck…etc.. They protect their sheep at a high cost to us.

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