A week and a half ago, we went to Gore Place to look at the animals, and we got to see a lamb being born. Fortunately, I brought my camera.
Warning: some readers, especially readers who have never seen a mammal give birth before, may find the following pictures disturbing.
|Another newborn lamb was in the barn when we arrived, so we thought this was the placenta. It turned out to be the amniotic sac. ||“Did I look like that when I was having our baby?” “Well, our baby’s nose wasn’t as furry.” Look for the hooves, below the nose, inside the second lamb’s amniotic sac. ||Mama nuzzles her minutes-old lamb. The first one, in the foreground, hasn’t found Mama’s teats yet. |
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|Oh, yeah, we had a cute toddler with us, too. Of course, we could never get him strategically positioned close to one of the animals for long enough to get a picture. |