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Sheep Found After One Month under Snow

A ewe lamb was found alive over the weekend after 28 days under a snowdrift from last month’s storm which left North Iceland in a state of emergency. The search team found the sheep after hearing it bleat from under the snow, ruv.is reports.

storm_northiceland_landsbjorg_13ICE-SAR rescue sheep covered in snow in North Iceland. Photo courtesy of ICE-SAR.

Anton Freyr Birgisson from Hella at Grímsstaðir was among the five people searching for sheep north of Lake Mývatn on Saturday. He says they wouldn’t have found the sheep if it hadn’t been for the fact that it bleated when they were close by.

On their way back to the farm, they found several dead sheep. Anton Freyr says there were signs that foxes had been feeding off the animals. Last month, there were reports that sheep trapped in snow had been attacked and killed by foxes.

Around 3,000 sheep are thought to have died in Skagafjörður, Þingeyjar and Eyjafjörður counties, North Iceland, as a result of the mid-September blizzard.

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