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Friday Field Foto #71: Sheep like geology too

November 7, 2008

While on a trip to look at some famous turbidites in the French Alps a few years back (the Eocene-Oligocene Annot Formation — where Bouma did his thesis) we were slowed down by a sheep drive (is that the right term?) going up the mountain road.

Sheep on the road, southeastern France (© 2008 clasticdetritus.com)

Sheep on the road, southeastern France (© 2008 clasticdetritus.com)

Although it may appear that these sheep are hugging the side of the road to get out of the way of traffic … really they are interested in the siltstone and fine-grained sandstone outcrops.

Who else has field photos that include domesticated animals?

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Check out this post for more about these rocks.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2008 9:45 am

    Man, those Exxon field trips are packed!

  2. November 7, 2008 9:52 am

    Ha! … yeah, and they always wear the same field gear.

  3. November 9, 2008 4:26 am

    We had some experiences with nosy cattle during groundwater investigations.

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