Lobo, Rag and Vixen

Lobo, Rag and Vixen
Being the Personal Histories of Lobo, Redruff, Raggylug & Vixen

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Lobo, Rag and Vixen by Ernest Thompson Seton

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Lobo, Rag and Vixen
Being the Personal Histories of Lobo, Redruff, Raggylug & Vixen

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n incident that will illustrate Lobo's diabolic cunning. These wolves had at least one pursuit which was merely an amusement, it was stampeding and killing sheep, though they rarely ate them. The sheep are usually kept in flocks of from one thousand to three thousand under one or more shepherds. At night they are gathered in the most sheltered place available, and a herdsman sleeps on each side of the flock to give additional protection. Sheep are such senseless creatures that they are liable to be stampeded by the veriest trifle, but they have deeply ingrained in their nature one, and perhaps only one, strong weakness, namely, to follow their leader. And this the shepherds turn to good account by putting half a dozen goats in the flock of sheep. The latter recognize the superior intelligence of their bearded cousins, and when a night alarm occurs they crowd around them, and usually, are thus saved from a stampede and are easily protected. But it was not always so. One night late in last November, two Perico

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