Today I activated Whernside G/NP-004. All was going well on 30m CW when some sheep took an interest in the end of my EFHW. I had to get up and shoo them away. In doing so one pulled the antenna down. Fortunately no damage was done (to antenna or sheep, AFAIK) and I was back on the air after a couple of minutes. I noticed this evening that @SP9AMH and @DL5AZZ made comments about my disappearance on Sotawatch. Thanks for your patience and glad to get you in the log.
Occasionally I have encountered aggressive sheep, in Eskdale some mother sheep started head butting young sheep. I intervened and the mothers trotted off as though nothing had happened.
On Wild Boar Fell a sheep started snorting at me, then at a distance of 10m it turned and walked away.
I enquired of some farmers if this was common, they said it was rare, but did occur.
There used to be a Ram that lived in the farm near the car park for Tinto Hill GM/SS-064. It tried to smash the fence posts down to attack me when I was parked the other side of the fence doing my boots. It seem like Satan’s own goat the way it butted the posts. I drove off with one shoe and one boot on and sorted my foot wear out half a mile away