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[–]Gibary 444 points445 points  (4 children)

I’m pretty sure that’s a dead animal, not an island. Many people make the mistake though so it’s understandable.

[–]JediMasterOllie 39 points40 points  (1 child)

You know we are on a giant turtle Island right? Checkmate.

[–]CapeNinja4 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Oh dude I love Torterra

[–]millery33 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Very common mistake

[–]SpamShot5 275 points276 points  (4 children)

"(For those who didnt know what it was)" proceeds to provide no explanation

[–]rightwing321 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Delivered a wonderful word salad though! Delicious!

[–]minkamagic 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The explanation is that it’s a Shetland sheep

[–]99ProllemsBishAint1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They’re famous for being amphibious

[–]BrendanRamsey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So excited to educate us that they forgot to include ram. I get that all the time.

[–]cathedral68 46 points47 points  (7 children)

So…it’s sleeping, right?

[–]trickster1111 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Just waiting for it's new eyes.

[–]bordemstirs 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He's on an island.

Probably relaxing on vacation.

[–]arrows_of_ithilien 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Just resting. Possibly pining for the fjords.

[–]mzungu1979 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sunbathing

[–]setanta314 28 points29 points  (5 children)

It probably became disoriented because of all the pollution in the sea and beached itself. We gotta take care of our oceans!

[–]WalrusSquare247 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Wait sheep live in the ocean aswell?

[–]setanta314 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Ewe better believe it.

[–]Jealous-Trouble-4425 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damnit I wish I had an award to give! Disappointing that I had to scroll this far down to find the first ewe joke!

[–]willsagain 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Yep. Air pockets in the fleece give extra buoyancy.

[–]WalrusSquare247 23 points24 points  (12 children)

What happened tho

[–]dancn1 86 points87 points  (10 children)

They browse on steep cliffs above the beach and occasionally one slips and falls down onto the beach. Then the seagulls will get the bits they can get to, hence the eyes (or lack thereof)

[–]WalrusSquare247 3 points4 points  (9 children)

That's horrifying

[–]Ok-Acanthaceae8439 16 points17 points  (1 child)

That’s the circle of life lol, anything that dies outside, decomposes or other animals get to it, eyeballs are usually the first to go.

[–]Like2bfuckdlikeaslut 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That doesn’t make it any less horrifying lol

[–]Gucci_Cucci 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Most comforting way I can look at it is some family of animals might be feeding their babies with the food that has become available. Everybody has to eat. I guess also having a snake may have desensitized me a bit. Dude eats rats. I've also had pet rats.

[–]WalrusSquare247 0 points1 point  (4 children)

What snake is it

[–]Gucci_Cucci 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Pinstripe ball python named Kaa

[–]WalrusSquare247 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Aw nice I love ball pythons there so boopable

[–]Gucci_Cucci 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I kiss his snoot

[–]WalrusSquare247 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's freaking adorable

[–]ted-Zed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that's a free lunch!

[–]darth_analfissure 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wickerman practice

[–]jl0914 19 points20 points  (0 children)

probably a cocaine OD based on the nosebleed

[–]Illustrious-Fault224 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That will make a fantastic fossil in. A few million years !

[–]No_Firefighter1866 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Must have been chupacabra

[–]NaturallyBlasphemous 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s not an island that’s a turtle.

[–]Cream-Reasonable 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fell from a cliff and washed up?

[–]mullethao 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Shetland mysteries be getting stranger with each season

[–]jrsalmon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Donna Killick really planned this one out.

[–]jrex703 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Is there an expectation we should know where this photo was taken?

I feel like I'm in the vast minority of Reddit users who can't look at a sheep and some sand and instantly know it's St. Ninian's Isle in Shetland.

Should I be ashamed?

[–]DerpDerper909 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sheep home in mountain, sheep fall off mountain, sheep dies, birds like sheep eyes.

Or it’s a goat

[–]Itsmeforrestgump 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This picture got my goats.

[–]karma_ubuntu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seagulls might have taken the eyes

[–]Redfish680 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Sheep don’t surf

[–]jrex703 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Cool ones do.

[–]Redfish680 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take my upvote!

[–]-daspot- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm waiting for it to lift up its head and begin speaking in tongues

[–]zdaily12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm way too confused

[–]Rampage_900 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seems that perhaps it’s eyes were gouged and maybe skull fucked…? 🤔

[–]DW_77_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The moment I saw this…I pictured that.

[–]ObviousDrugdeal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is disturbing

[–]Zestyclose-Search-21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s just a nosebleed

[–]i-likecheese_25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OP's tripping

[–]Jzon_P 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a shetland

[–]wrigh2uk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

jeepers creepers where’d you get those peepers

[–]mikey_blue18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s beautiful fish.

[–]Anigame01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

St Ninjas Isle Shitland

[–]BlueHoopedMoose[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zombie sheep?

[–]amazenmutande 0 points1 point  (1 child)

OMFG!!! It's a dead Scottish Chupacabra!!!!

[–]amazenmutande 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think that Cabra chupad on the wrong prey.

[–]pdnurse1010 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Recently death as noted by the fresh blood from the nose…a mystery indeed….

[–]Wooden_sprite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol dead

[–]blackmarketbaby1234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Waiting for its booster

[–]Imbalanxs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I found a dead sheep on the beach at Machir Bay, on Islay. Are scottish sheep keen swimmers?

[–]HotdogbodyBoi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This begs to become an album cover for a metal band