Why did the sheep…

Not usual for me to do writing challenges but being Scottish, and thereby considered knowledgeable enough about such things to be dangerous, I decided to complete this one posed by Sue Vincent over at Daily Echo.


Polling Method
We asked a random sample of 100 sheep what reason would entice them to cross a road. Their individual responses are charted below:


Scientific Investigation
Following a pixel-wise analysis of the image, it appears that there is, indeed, a clear chromatic difference between the two sides of the road. Beyond doubt, the grass is greener on the side to which the sheep travels. Admittedly, the increased saturation level is so slight, that it can hardly be imagined worthy of such a crossing. For all sheep kind, however, it appears to be true that gastronomic interest in a given side of the road directly increases with hue. Here’s a graph in case there be any doubt:


The scientific evidence appears to prove the anecdotal case.

Either that or there is a car approaching, just out of shot…

About Running Elk

My given native name, Running Elk, was bestowed in 2008 as I took my first steps as a fully fledged Medicine Man of the Zuni tradition. A most unlikely candidate for the role, my journey as a healer began some four years prior. The detour onto the shamanic way was most unexpected, yet has been one of the most rewarding challenges to date.
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24 Responses to Why did the sheep…

  1. alienorajt says:

    Absolutely hilarious – and just what I needed. Thank you. Now going to re-blog. Everyone needs to read this. Great antidote – er, I mean, serious scientific research! xxx

  2. alienorajt says:

    Reblogged this on Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman! and commented:
    Read this delightful, hilarious and meticulously-researched offering from none other than Running Elk…

  3. inkbiotic says:

    😀 !

  4. 🙂 a couple years ago we spent two weeks traveling through Scotland… there was more sheep than humans… and more dead rabbits on the street sides than alive one on the meadows… but one thing is for sure: I wish to go back to Loch Eriboll one day. i use to live there, in previous lives.
    🙂 claudine

  5. Very funny😆I think it’s galloping towards its dinner….a bucket of nice tasty oats!

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  7. Ritu says:

    Lol! A great take!

  8. stevetanham says:

    Reblogged this on stevetanham and commented:
    Allan and Sue conspire…

  9. noelleg44 says:

    One has to appreciate a good scientific analysis! I love graphs and charts!

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  11. macjam47 says:

    LOL. This is hilarious. Great take on why the sheep crosed the road.

  12. alesiablogs says:

    Thx for a good laugh!!!

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