I finally got my ram and his buddy wether this past weekend, and was 'reminded' about a potential cause of accidental death-- These sheep are kind of wild-- no halter training at all. The collars I had gotten them are too big to use for control-- so I slipped a noose over the wether's neck-- of course, he fought it..several times-- At one point-- he dropped-- my brother asked if he had "passed out" and I told him I remeber it is something that happens "in nature" to make a predator lose interest-- but darn if I can't remember the name. It kind of reminds me of the myatonic goat thing- except all the joints are still relaxed. We had issues with a power outage last night-- and trying to load these guys back into my truck in order to keep them from being coyote food their first night here was a challenge!! It did not help matters any that a huge electrical storm was the cause of the power outage-- and I am sure the sheepies associated the storm with upheaval-- as the skies had opened up just before I loaded them into the truck when I picked them up!!! My brother just let me know there is still no power out there--so far out in the boonies-- even the people with generators have emergency lighting in the form of candles and oil lamps!!!