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Watch a curious video of an Icelandic sheep round up in action

  • Tis the season celandic sheep farmers have begun to round-up the stocky, short-tailed Icelandic sheep. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

Tis the season that Icelandic sheep farmers begin to round-up the stocky, short-tailed Icelandic sheep that spend the summer grazing season roaming the open countryside. The annual event is known as “réttir” in Icelandic and often features much singing, dancing and drinking.

In the video below one can see how humans, dogs and horses all work together in order to round up great numbers of headstrong Icelandic sheep in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland. 

Sheep Roundup West Iceland from Iceland Mag on Vimeo.

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