Hermit sheep Shrek eluded musterers on Bendigo Station in Central Otago for six years before he was found in the autumn of 2004. By then his fleece weighed 27 kilograms. Hermit sheep that choose to live away from the flock have given rise to evocative phrases like ‘as lonely as a hermit sheep in scrub’.
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