Baa, baa, bright sheep

[Published on 29 March, 1997]

Sheep that glow in the dark are the latest idea by farmers
to stop attacks by foxes.

Spring lambs are being painted with a phosphorescent spray which
charges up by day and glows at night. The spray also emits a
foul taste designed to revolt even the most ravenous predator.

"It is a form of severe aversion therapy for the foxes.
They will quickly come to associate the lights with a terrible
taste," said a spokesman for the spray manufacturer.