Ravens at­tack­ing lambs at Tolmie

Mansfield Courier - - PROPERTY - By PETER HUNT

A RE­CENT story ( Mans­field Courier, Au­gust 17) re­gard­ing the prob­lems John Hawkes was hav­ing with ravens at­tack­ing his lambs, has elicited a re­ply from Suzi Shaw from Tolmie.

In one week re­cently, she had some six lambs killed.

In her ex­pe­ri­ence, she found lambs with a sin­gle spike mark through the head, but the eyes had been taken.

This was a slightly dif­fer­ent sce­nario to Mr Hawkes’.

“I have never seen this be­fore,” Ms Shaw said.

“At times this sea­son I have seen 50 to 60 birds in the pad­dock at one time.

“This is dif­fer­ent to past sea­sons and like John I have had to move new lambs into the barn.”

How­ever, as Ms Shaw added, what do you do when you are not around to pro­tect them?

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