Global environmental challenges
Grass has been growing on the backs of the sheep on the island Vega off Norway’s northwest coast — apparently from seeds that fell onto them during the night when they were sleeping in a shed under some stacks of hay.
“Their backs are green as lawns,” farmer Arvid Olsen (pictured left) told Ingvar Andersen, who works for the Norwegian regional newspaper Brønnøysunds Avis and who took these two photos.
The sheep can in theory nibble on each other if they are hungry. Among other joking suggestions were that the sheep were camouflaging themselves to hide from predators. Norway has both wolves and bears on the mainland.