Thousands of sheep, and their shepherds, trapped by early snow – Snowdrifts almost 7 feet deep

Six thousand sheep became trapped in the French Alps at 2,000m altitude after heavy snowfalls on Friday night took shepherds by surprise.

Some 6,000 sheep and 100 cattle got stuck in the Col du Gandon mountain pass in the Savoie in the south-east France  along with their shepherds on Friday the night 25 September after early snow coupled with icy winds created snowdrifts of up to two meters (almost 7 ft) high.

Locals managed to get emergency food supplies to the flocks on Sunday.

https://www.sott.net/article/442054-6000-sheep-trapped-by-early-snow-in-French-Alps-snowdrifts-2-meters-deep

Thanks to Laurel for this link

“Oops didnt get em down quick enough,” says Laurel.

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September 28, 2020 at 09:17AM

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