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Two More Sheep Retrieved in North Iceland

Two ewes that had been lost since the snowstorm in September were found by Daði Friðriksson and Hólmgeir Eyfjörð west of crater Hrossaborg (which served as a location in Oblivion) in the Mývatn district in Northeast Iceland on Saturday.

storm_northiceland_landsbjorg_13Archive photo: ICE-SAR search and rescue workers help save a sheep after the storm in September. Photo courtesy of ICE-SAR.

Locals have started calling Daði Fjalla-Daði (‘Mountain Daði’) because of his success in finding lost sheep, reports.

Last week it was reported that he had recovered two young rams and earlier this year he picked two other rams up on skidoos after they had been spotted by someone else.

The rams found last week were skinny but the ewes reclaimed on Saturday were described by Daði as fat and in good condition.

He and Hólmgeir had been driving to Glæður and back when they noticed old trails in the snow. They decided to track it and shortly afterwards noticed the ewes standing 700-800 meters away.

They contacted farmer Egill Freysteinsson at Vagnbrekka who brought his dog Skotta to help catch the sheep.

The sheep turned out to be owned by farmer Þorsteinn Aðalsteinsson at Geiteyjarströnd. The ewes had no lambs with them when they were released to mountain pastures last spring.

Click here to read more about the ice-covered and skinny lambs recovered last week.


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