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Last updated on June 24th, 2017 at 10:42 am

Main street Gundagai, earlier this year:

And the same house mere weeks later:

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Vanished!

(Via alert sheepwatcher MsBob)

Posted by Tim B. on 04/04/2008 at 10:17 AM
    1. Obviously the drop bears got them.  That, or your 900 species of sheep-eating spiders and snakes.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 04 at 10:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rebecca, that’s 58967 to you, thank you very much.

      And somehow I’ve deftly avoided being bitten by all of them.

      And it wasn’t the drop bears or the spiders or the snakes. It was Global Warming.

      I blame BusHitlerMcHalliburton. And HoWARd.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 04 04 at 10:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Nah, those NZ ‘working girls’ caught a flight back home.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 04 04 at 10:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. (cue nerd voice) How can we be sure those sheep were really there in the first place? If you zoom in on the original picture, you can see that it’s a fabrication created by the CIA. The sheep were digitally inserted into the photo.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 04 04 at 11:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. I suspect the chickens did for ‘em.

      Yes—it was fowl play.

      This is baa-aaa-aaad news, bretheren.

      Posted by SoberHT on 2008 04 04 at 11:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Chupacabra.

      =^0

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 04 04 at 11:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. ’We was mobbed!”

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 04 at 11:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Shear coincidence?

      (Sorry)

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 04 at 11:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe they’re inside, trashing the place.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2008 04 04 at 11:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. #9
      Ewetube?

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 04 at 11:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. I wonder, will James Lileks cover this story in Monday’s “Daily Bleat”?

      Posted by Baby M on 2008 04 04 at 11:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8 So you should be!

      **Ash holds her napkin to her mouth, hoping no one notices she’s snickering**

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 04 04 at 11:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. They had to go vote for Obama in the Pennsylvania democrat primary.

      Posted by baslimthecripple on 2008 04 04 at 11:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Vanished?
      No, just on the lam.

      Posted by Tai Chi Wawa on 2008 04 04 at 12:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Or they went to the bah-bah shop.

      Posted by SSG Pooh on 2008 04 04 at 12:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’d check the tucker bag of that jolly swagman making tea under that tree there.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2008 04 04 at 01:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe dey was yust sheeps passing in de night, señor.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 04 at 01:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. That fence looks like it’s been there for ages—do fences come pre-aged in Oz?

      Posted by rabidfox on 2008 04 04 at 01:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. I suspect a white sheep slave ring.  Probably to be smuggled into a Middle Eastern country a country of no appearance.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 04 at 01:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. mmmm that haggis was loverly….

      Posted by missred on 2008 04 04 at 03:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. It was an honor killing.

      Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 04 04 at 03:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rustlers!

      (Or duffers as they’re called in Australia.)

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 04 at 04:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. They have gone north for the winter.  The sky fills with sheep at night, seeking the Big Dipper.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2008 04 04 at 05:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. My guess would be that the new fence is successfully keeping them off the grass. But rabidfox asks a good question, how did they get the fence to look so old so fast?

      Did they buy it second hand?

      Posted by tim maguire on 2008 04 04 at 06:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. tis called “antiquing”

      Posted by missred on 2008 04 04 at 06:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. They have learnt all they need to know about mankind and have returned to the mother ship.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 04 04 at 07:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. Has anyonwe seen Wronwright recently?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 04 04 at 07:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Quite a bit of the grass seems to have vanished too…

      Posted by Nicholas on 2008 04 04 at 07:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think global warming caused the extinction of those sheep.
      What else could it be? ‘Eh???
      Who’s next?
      I’m scared!

      Posted by Brian on 2008 04 04 at 07:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sheep gone to water.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 04 at 07:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. #23, rhhardin, you’re suggesting that sheep are smarter than polar birds, and that’s a bit of a stretch, IMO.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 04 at 08:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. They’ve gone with KRudd on his round the world trip as part of the press gallery.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 04 at 08:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. I bet that Bo Peep bitch lost’em again.

      Posted by rinardman on 2008 04 04 at 09:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. #32,

      I’ll pay that one 🙂

      Posted by Brian on 2008 04 04 at 09:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. Government Experts Hurry to
      the Scene of the Great Disappearance:
      ‘With our expertise we can name
      The sinister force that’s to blame
      For Gundagai’s vanishing sheep…’
      The scientist started to weep.He gathered himself and then spoke
      To Gundagai’s patient townsfolk,
      While noting they all seemed well-fed,
      ‘It is Global Warming,’ he said.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 04 04 at 10:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe they are all in bed, still a-sheep and snoring.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 04 at 10:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. They’ve migrated the NZ.

      As mail-order brides.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 04 at 10:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oops.  Hope Tom Calma didn’t read that last comment.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 04 at 10:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. No tucker bags off camera eh?

      Posted by entropy on 2008 04 04 at 11:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. Everything points to the wether.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 04 at 11:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. “They have learnt all they need to know about mankind and have returned to the mother ship.”

      And the last thing they said?

      So long, and thanks for all the ivy.”

      Posted by kcom on 2008 04 05 at 12:32 AM • permalink

 

  1. #1 They now have signs Falling Bear Warning in Hay NSW warning of the dreadful drop bears.

    Posted by dodgybob on 2008 04 05 at 06:42 AM • permalink