14 April 2014

... and now in colour

The last of these shows a newborn lamb a few seconds after birth; his mother immediately began to lick him - this has the effect of cleaning him, drying him, and of her getting used to his smell (and his to her's?). He stood up a few minutes after this was taken, though his mother had to be "reminded" by the farmer to lie down again because she was having twins and didn't seem to be going into contractions for the second lamb; when she was on her side, however, she immediately gave birth to the second lamb. Sorry the composition on this picture is lacking - next time I'll do better...

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