Porcelain pulls wool over Kojonup eyes
A small Great Southern town is in the middle of one of the biggest mysteries ever to beset the region, and it has residents baahh-king mad trying to figure out who is responsible.
At the start of this month porcelain sheep started appearing out of the blue near Kojonup’s big wool wagon and no one seems to know who the culprit is. There are now about a dozen sheep, a lamb and a fox.
Kojonup Shire president Ronnie Fleay is among those left scratching her head at Koji’s ewe-beaut’ phenomenon.
“It tends to happen overnight, you will come in the next day and there you go you have a green sheep, or maybe a black sheep, even a lamb,” she said.
“We are a little concerned with the fox that has arrived but we haven’t seen any real damage yet.
“It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.”
Ms Fleay said she believed local Rotary Club members were the prime suspects.
Suspect Jo Sexton was coy on any involvement by herself or Rotary Club members.
“A lamb was put in the garden on Friday and by Tuesday I was expecting it gone, but it had a little mate,” she said.
“I have heard there are quite a few people who have participated in dropping these little lambs off.
“I think people do tend to move them around a little.
“Maybe the fox has been chasing them around the stump.”
Kojonup’s Sheepsville is far from the first mystery ceramic congregation in WA.
Gnomesville, 150km north west from Kojonup, is now home to thousands of garden gnomes.
Much further north, a hill on the side of the North West Coastal Highway near Carnarvon is home to a small gathering of gnomes and other paraphernalia to pay respect to lost loved ones.
Shire of Kojonup president Ronnie Fleay investigating the porcelain sheep which have appeared next to the wool w agon.