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Photo of Izzy the dog stuck in a flock of sheep goes viral

One Tasmanian farmer has taken the internet by storm with a hilarious photo of his dog Izzy.

Charlie Mackinnon shared a photo of his black Kelpie getting herself into a woolly situation with a flock of sheep.

About 10 sheep are huddled together with Izzy’s jet black head bulging out from underneath them.

Mr Mackinnon told Daily Mail Australia they were working in the sheep yards at the time his ‘best dog’ got stuck.

Tasmanian farmer Charlie Mackinnon has taken the internet by storm with a hilarious photo of his dog Izzy getting stuck in a flock of sheep, with her head bursting out from them

‘That time she must have slipped down between [the sheep] and they jammed up pretty hard,’ he said. 

‘It was funny at the time, she enjoys what she does.’ 

The sheep farmer said Izzy gave him that look of ‘I’m stuck’ but she was rescued pretty quickly.

The photo was taken in 2014 when Izzy was about three-years-old and ‘in her prime’.

However, soon after she had a litter of puppies, the working dog was tragically hit by a car when she was five-years-old. 

‘It was horrible at the time,’ Mr Mackinnon told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘She was an absolute legend, worked all day.

‘It was a bit of a loss, she was probably my best dog at the time … it makes life more difficult.’

Mr Mackinnon told Daily Mail Australia they were working in the sheep yards at the time when Izzy(pictured top), his 'best dog' got stuck

Mr Mackinnon told Daily Mail Australia they were working in the sheep yards at the time when Izzy(pictured top), his ‘best dog’ got stuck

'That time she must have slipped down between [the sheep] and they jammed up pretty hard,' Mr Mackinnon (pictured with Belle) said

‘That time she must have slipped down between [the sheep] and they jammed up pretty hard,’ Mr Mackinnon (pictured with Belle) said

The Tasmanian farmer said a positive to come from the tragedy was keeping one of Izzy’s puppies, Belle, who is a lot like her mother.

Mr Mackinnon runs the family farm with 4,500 breeding ewes in Longford, south of Launceston and chose to share the image this week after he entered it in a sheep photo competition celebrating the work of Australian farmers.

The contest, run by a sheep drench company, was described as ‘Australia’s biggest ever sheep photo competition’.

The farmer entered the photo of Izzy into a competition run by a sheep drench company, which has been described as 'Australia's biggest ever sheep photo competition' (Izzy's puppy Belle pictured left)

The farmer entered the photo of Izzy into a competition run by a sheep drench company, which has been described as ‘Australia’s biggest ever sheep photo competition’ (Izzy’s puppy Belle pictured left)

After the photo spent years on Mr Mackinnon’s fridge, it quickly went viral when he shared the hilarious photograph on social media which has received more than 29,000 likes on Twitter in three days. 

‘These days we’ve always got a camera in back pocket … I thought it was worth putting in the competition,’ he said. 

The farmer said the majority of people online got ‘a buzz’ out of the happy photo.

The photo competition will be drawn in November and despite hoping he wins, Mr Mackinnon said he didn’t want to count his chickens before they hatched.   

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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