A puzzled border collie tried to herd a gigantic sheep statue next pondering it was once a part of her flock.
Daisy, a two-year-old sheep canine in practising, was once on a travel with proprietor Paul Flynn, 60, when she noticed the 25ft light-up sculpture.
She began barking on the pretend sheep, which has been put in as a part of Durham’s Lumiere mild pageant, sooner than deciding it had to be rounded up and brought house.
Paul stated: ‘She’s a in reality a laugh canine who at all times has a tiny little bit of a play games.
‘We benefit from the travel in in combination and she will travel throughout Durham town centre off the top.
‘She’s a sheep canine in practising so she’s nonetheless now not there but however I simply instructed her to journey as much as it.
‘She sorta run past it and I could see she was a bit worried about it and I wanted her to get over that and realise it was something that’s plastic.
‘She then had a go at herding it which was kinda funny so I encouraged it further.’
They have been on their method to East Durham School’s Houghall campus when she attempted to spherical up the sheep – which is the place Paul works as director of business farming.
Once they have been on their means house from paintings, Daisy tried to herd the statue for the second one future.
Paul stated: ‘We got here again that evening and there was once a in reality excellent population of society across the sheep, as it was once lit up.
‘So I let her journey and say hello to the sheep and provides it a excellent barking at, however this future she was once at the top.
‘There was once society there, together with babies and households, so I let her say hi to it.
‘But someone did say turn around and say it’s made their date as a result of they noticed a Collie barking on the sheep.’
Paul frequently takes Daisy to paintings the place she is appeared next via the school’s animal control scholars.
He added that everybody who he sees when he’s on his method to paintings, likes to ‘cuddle and pet’ her.
Paul, of Clara Vale, Tyne and Put on, stated: ‘She’s a miles liked canine via everybody that I see within the morning.
‘She likes to be cuddled and petted via society and she or he is aware of that society will wish to.
‘She’s at all times on the lookout for that probability to mention hi to society and assemble unused pals.’
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