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Foxes Attack Trapped Sheep in North Iceland

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Foxes Attack Trapped Sheep in North Iceland

There have been reports of foxes having attacked sheep still trapped in the snow in North Iceland after Sunday's blizzard. Search and rescue, who are working to free sheep stuck under up to three meters of snow, have found some animals wounded or dead after being attacked by foxes.

storm_northiceland_landsbjorg_6Photo by Magnús Viðar Arnarsson.Sigurlína Halldórsdóttir, who has been assisting with the search in Vaðlaheiði in North Iceland told ruv.is that it is difficult enough for farmers knowing that their animals are trapped, but the discovery that they are being preyed on by foxes makes the situation all the more worse.

storm_northiceland_landsbjorg_12ICE-SAR search and rescue teams rescue a sheep in North Iceland. Photo by Hallgrímur Óli Guðmundsson.

A state of emergency was declared in North Iceland following high winds and record snowfall for this time of year. Thousands of sheep are still unaccounted for.

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