This photo of a dog and his herd, taken on a winter range in southwest Wyoming, is taking the internet by storm - very few are the people who can spot the pooch on a first glance!
By, 6 Jan 2020
Find the intruder
This month, a new photo has made its way onto our screens. Taken by a farmer while she was feeding her sheep, in an idyllic winter wonderland, it shows a big white shepherd dog walking amongst his herd.
The photo has become so popular that it has already racked up over 3,000 likes and been shared almost 400 times!
Take a close look and see if you can find the odd one out. Still unsure? Check out the second row of sheep from the front. Do you see the pooch now?
People who have spotted the dog can’t help but comment about how happy he looks:
“He's right where he wants to be,” writes one.
“Doing what he loves,” says another.
We couldn't agree more – this beautiful animal certainly looks like he's in his element, and despite the hundreds of sheep that surround him, he fits right in!
Large shepherd dogs like this one are usually used for livestock guarding purposes. They often grow up amongst livestock, essentially bonding with them over time, and eventually considering them as their pack.
Breeds like these were bred especially to be white and fluffy so they would easily mix into the herd – thus fitting right in and not frightening the sheep.
But any coyotes lurking around this herd thinking it's only sheep better watch out – this is a well-guarded flock!