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Missing Lamb Returned to Owner

When Sólveig Ingvarsdóttir, a resident of Flúdasel in Reykjavík’s Breidholt district, was going to water her flowers yesterday she was surprised to find a lamb roaming around her garden. She called the police in the hope that they could locate the owner.


A curious lamb. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

The police called the farm at Vatnsendi by Ellidavatn lake, which the city now surrounds, where it turned out a lamb was missing. “It had been lost for four or five days so I’m pleased that it has returned home,” Ingvarsdóttir told visir.is.

She said it had been a good experience to have a heimalningur, as motherless lambs are known in Icelandic, in her garden for a few hours, even though it is quite unusual for inhabitants of Breidholt.

“It was a lot of fun. I fed it milk from a bottle; it gulped down two bottles of milk mixed with water,” Ingvarsdóttir said, concluding that the lamb must have been very thirsty after having wandered around Breidholt and neighboring districts for four or five days.

Click here to read another quirky story about lambs.

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