Farmer converts car into giant sheepdog!
NewsTuesday 11 November 2014
We have shown you some pretty bizarre videos lately, from the naked farmer getting baled, to the New Zealand lamb that was born with two faces. But now we have something equally strange.
A farmer from East Sussex has converted his family car into a working sheepdog to pay tribute to his dog which had recently died.
Dave Issac, 46, who lives on his 180-acre farm near Battle, has spent £2,000 converting the Peugeot into the exact replica of Floss, his favourite sheepdog.
The car-dog, also known as Floss, has a top speed of 40mph and is actually very effective at herding sheep.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mr Issac, said: “I know it was a bit of a mad thing to do but it was a tribute to my old sheep dog Floss who passed away. I have three kids and we loved her and as a family we all missed her terribly.
“So I got together with a friend and we built Floss the sheep dog car in my barn, copying as closely as I could every last detail of my old dog. Sheep aren't known for their intelligence and they didn't seem to notice the difference so they were quite happy.”
However, Floss the car, who is not licensed to drive on public roads, is now too big to drive along the narrow farm tracks and won’t fit through the gates into Mr Issac’s fields.
This, combined with the fact that she is now taking up too much space in the bar, means that she is now going onto Ebay to be sold.
“It's been a lot of fun and she handles well, is obedient and nice and docile and surprisingly aerodynamic,” continued Mr Issac
“But its back to the tried and tested traditional skills of the sheep dog again.”
To see Floss in action check out the video below...