A flock of sheep in China have been walking in a circle for 12 days straight and nobody knows why
· Nov 18, 2022 · NottheBee.com

Okay, this is just plain creepy:

No kidding, for nearly two weeks these sheep in Mongolia have been walking in a circle like this:




So strange…

Like, some sort of portal is about to open up right there in the middle of the circle and there's nothing anyone can do to stop it!

The sheep owner, identified as Ms. Miao, claimed the spectacle began with a few sheep before the whole flock joined, Metro reported. Although there are 34 sheep pens at the farm, only the sheep in one of the pens — number 13 — have been acting this way.

So I'm all for this when it's, say, the opening episode of a sci-fi series or something. That'd be cool, and I'd totally watch. But in real life this is just too much.

The Chinese authorities say these sheep are perfectly healthy, but I have to admit, I kinda hope they're not.

Here's why:

Some have speculated the sheep's behavior could be caused by a bacterial disease called Listeriosis — also known as "circling disease."

"Initially, affected animals are anorectic, depressed, and disoriented. They may propel themselves into corners, lean against stationary objects, or circle toward the affected side," according to the Merck Manual.

Ahh, that explains it!

It must be Listeriosis!

There's no other explanation.

Okay, I'm leaving now.

Please call me when this is over.

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