South Africa : South African farmer equips sheep with cell phones

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

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    Feb 7, 2004
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    A South African farmer is fielding phone calls from his sheep after equipping them with cell phones to keep tabs on the flock amid recent livestock thefts, according to local press Wednesday.
    When the sheep call, it is always bad news for farmer Erard Louw of the Cape Town suburbs, as the phones around their necks are only set to switch on when the sheep start running, a sign thieves have cut through the fences.
    "As they run it gives me a phone call and says 'sheep one' or 'sheep two' and so on, so at least I know whe