Mystery in China: a herd of sheep has been running around continuously for 12 days

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Mystery in China: a herd of sheep has been running around continuously for 12 days

At least one hundred sheep have been running around for almost two weeks without a clear reason. A mystery filmed on a farm located in the Inner Mongolia region of China. According to scientists, experts and veterinarians, the behavior of animals is apparently inexplicable.

The great flock marches clockwise continuously in an almost perfect circle inside a farm. Some sheep, as shown in the video, observe the circle created by the other specimens from the outside, while others sometimes remain motionless in the center.

The video of the strange scene was tweeted Wednesday by the Chinese state newspaper People's Daily, which reported that the sheep are perfectly healthy and that the cause of this behavior remains a mystery. The owner of the sheep, Ms.

Miao, said it all started with a few specimens before the whole flock joined them. Although there are 34 sheep pens on the farm, only the sheep in pen number 13 did this.

A herd of sheep has been running around continuously for 12 days

The animals have been on the move since November 4th.

It is unclear whether they stop to eat or drink. Some have speculated that sheep behavior may be caused by a bacterial disease called listeriosis. Initially, the affected animals are anorexic, depressed and disoriented. They can push themselves into corners, lean against stationary objects, or go around the affected side.

However, in sheep and goats, death usually occurs within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of symptoms. Nevertheless, it is not clear what is behind this behavior but it could be hiding a bacterial infection called listeriosis: in sheep and cattle the most frequent form is cerebral listeriosis and causes a feverish increase in body temperature, followed by depression, motor disturbances.

and paralysis. This would explain the strange behavior of this flock in China. With regard to humans, the incidence of listeriosis is very low, of just 7 people in a million, and the categories most at risk are mainly newborns and people over the age of sixty.

People who have immunodeficiencies are more vulnerable. It generally occurs in pregnancy or in immunosuppressed subjects and, although transmitted via food, it does not give gastrointestinal symptoms, but general manifestations such as septicemia or purulent meningitis or intrauterine or fetal infections.

During pregnancy she has a subtle, flu-like symptomatology, with serious repercussions on the fetus.