Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sheep and Goats in Africa

One Tree Hill.
This exemplifies what a lot of the landscape is like as soon as coastal areas are left...

..and remarkably, this sort of barren and arid land seems to still support herds of sheep, generally mixed with goats.

For the most part, these are the only times we saw dogs-- with sheep herds; the towns and cities seemed to be full of cats, feral and possibly otherwise, but rarely dogs.

Shepherds travel with their flocks for miles; sometimes a small burro is part of the herd, carrying daily supplies.

Most of the shepherds we encountered were males (both young and old) until we reached the more eastern areas of Morocco; there girls and young women also had employment as shepherds and traveled with their flock.

I think this could be a good job.

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