Amazing Levitating Lambs

03/25/2015 01:42 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

I swear, lambs are totally nuts! One day, I biked along a meadow, when I suddenly witnessed some strange white movements from the corner of my eye. Some lambs were jumping around like crazy, and for a moment I wondered if they might be suffering Mad Sheep Disease. After watching them for a while I discovered at least some logic though. Their game was a bit rough, but they seemed to have their own lamb rules and associated lamb logic.

1. Lamb Stacking
Taking a firm mother sheep as a solid base, a nice lamb stack can be built, up to ten lambs high!

Goal: stacking as many lambs on one sheep as possible.
Building a solid base for the Lamb Stack

Negotiating positions: Extremely important for making a good 'Lamb Stack'

There´s enough space for many more lambs. Eventually it became a tower of 7 (!) lambs. Unfortunately it crashed prematurely, so I couldn't take a photo.

2. Leap Lambing / Leap sheeping
Mother plays 'frog' by laying motionless, while the kids jump simultaneously or by turns over her.

Her head can be used to jump even higher.
Warming up...

A perfect leaplamb /leapsheep

An A for landing!

3. Levitating Lamb
The rules are very simple: Everything is allowed as long as your paws don't touch the ground. Screw gravity!

Calmly hovering through the meadow

Just floating over the mother sheep

The real show-offs go pretty fast

And when the sun goes down, you just float quietly to the stable. Tomorrow is yet another day full of new jumps!

There's only one thing I just can't put my finger on: How does such a cute and enthusiastic lamb transform in a kinda boring sweater on legs...? Where in the process from lamb to sheep does it go wrong...?

Text & photos: Roeselien Raimond