Shepherd seeks record for lost sheep

Posted on August 3, 2006 

Shepherd seeks record for lost sheep

A Croatian shepherd is hoping for a place in the Guinness Book of Records after he lost 230 animals in a freak storm.

Milan Prpic has written to Guinness asking if he can be included for having the most sheep killed by a single lightning strike.

He included the veterinary certificate for the animals, which represented half his flock, with his letter to Guinness.

He said: “I might as well get something out of it, after all, it will cost me £15,000 to replace my lost animals.”

Prpic, who is from Senj, added: “It all happened so quickly I didn’t have time to get them all to shelter.

“The clouds suddenly came down, the sky went black and the heavens opened. It wiped out half my flock. I had to go round collecting hundreds of dead sheep afterwards.”

A spokesman for the Guinness Book of Records said they had no similar record and would not comment on whether it was a suitable entry until they had seen the request.

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from Ananova

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