Dozy Herd-Following Sheep?

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Dozy Herd-Following Sheep?
« on: 05/02/2014 20:11:26 »
I just heard an archive program discussing the intellectual qualities of sheep WRT "rule changing" tests.

Fascinating.

But, it finished by slighting the brains in those fluffy little heads by noting that they will, when excited, all try to push through the same spot instead of running around the outside. Perhaps that's evolution.

When do sheep in the wild panic? When predators are closing in.
Which sheep get picked off first? The sheep on the outside of the herd or separated from the herd.

From a sheep's perspective, in a panic, the goal isn't to get somewhere. The goal is to get to, and remain in, the center of the herd.