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    Leading sheep of a flock

    This is Times crossword clue,10 letters fourth is an L

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    Clericus reformatus
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    The leading sheep of a flock is caled the Bellwether. It wears a bell about its neck which sounds as the animal moves. In this way the other sheep know where their leader is, even  in mist or darkness.

    mycatsmom good job, Clericus.
    My male cat, Tigger, wears a bell around his neck, so I can know what kind of trouble he's getting into.

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    IT`s" Me" DOWSA !! I am the leader of the Pack !.of sheepless "Men "Brain washed by there "Spouses !! "Never mind about the Fourth letter !! ITS "Four and "Five !!  "OH dont need a "Bell.It`s an "Hearing aid !!

    doolittle Of Corse it's you!!!!!!! King of the Brain Washed Men!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dardaigh Too funny, you two!

    Here's a little song for you
    Dowsa & Doo-ee
    They're so funny, I'm split in two,
    Oh the do dah day. ;)
    dowsa DOO. "You mean you know "ME !!
    dowsa Dardaigh."Split in two "Indeed You mean a poor guy thats very Timed .Used to be a "MAN" until I got "Married" Song "POOR ME" Adam Faith.

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    bell wether....

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     Wait for me

    Sheep have a strong instinct to follow the sheep in front of them. When one sheep decides to go somewhere, the rest of the flock usually follows, even if it is not a good "decision." For example, sheep will follow each other to slaughter. If one sheep jumps over a cliff, the others are likely to follow. Even from birth, lambs are conditioned to follow the older members of the flock. This instinct is "hard-wired" into sheep. It's not something they "think" about.

    There is a certain strain of sheep in Iceland known as leadersheep. Leadersheep are highly intelligent animals that have the ability and instinct to lead a flock home during difficult conditions. They have an exceptional ability to sense danger. There are many stories in Iceland of leadersheep saving many lives during the fall roundups when blizzards threatened shepherds and flocks alike.

    Safety in numbers
    Sheep are gregarious. They will usually stay together in a group while grazing. A sheep will become highly agitated if it is separated from the group. It is the banding together in large groups which protects sheep from predators which will go after the outliers in the flock.

    Social animals
    Sheep are a very social animal. Animal behaviorists note that sheep require the presense of at least 4 or 5 sheep which when grazing together maintain a visual link to each other.

    Flocking together
    Flocking instinct is strongest in the fine wool breeds, but exists in all sheep breeds, to some extent. It is the sheep's flocking instinct that allows sheep herders to look after and move large numbers of sheep and lambs.

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    dowsa "GOSH" Bob you have me down to a "T"leader I love that
    Bob/PKB :D

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