Lamb wags tail when happy


#1

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#2

Seeing video like that reminds me I was lucky to grow up in a rural area. Every child should have the chance to hand feed lambs and kids, they’re such great fun. :smile:


#3

It’s not often I say this, but there was way more lamb anus in that video than I expected.


#4

Great! Came across this cute Valais Blacknose sheep wagging its tail just the other day…


#5

Just a hint.

Australians probably shouldn’t post pictures of ‘cute’ lamb anus.


#6

Seems to be more a reaction to physical stimuli more than emotion, but either way they’re cute when they’re that age.

Not so much when you’re earning $4.75 an hour to shear sheep and spending most of your day covered in shit. That smell still haunts my dreams.


#7

You’re right, we already have enough Kiwis and Welshmen trying to move over here, no need to start a tourism campaign to attract them.


#8

Yeah I grew up on a farm too. after watching them romp a bit this was the first thing to be done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny06ppuH3Oo&hd=1
bye bye tail! this is to prevent fly strike. (if you don’t know what that is you are in for a treat!)


#9

It is almost as if sheep are social animals which like to send one another signals of emotion.


#10

Jaak Panksepp would beg to differ. Even without his (extensive) work, it isn’t hard to extrapolate from we’re mammals and so are sheep; eating and being tickled (often) makes us feel happy; therefore an animal with the same deep brain circuitry probably has a similar affective experience …

Panksepp, J., & Biven, L. (2012). The archaeology of mind: Neuroevolutionary origins of human emotions. New York: W. W Norton.


#11

Argh, yet another “cute food animal” post, designed to turn us vegetarian.


#12

Dogs WISH they could wag like that.


#13

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