'One of the dogs came for me': Farmer sees 45 lambs destroyed in devastating dog attack
Roscommon sheep farmer Gerry Ryan has told of a devastating dog attack on this flock that, in his own words, destroyed 45 sheep.
The incident which is under investigation by Gardai, took place in the Bealnamulla area of Roscommon on Thursday of last week.
Gerry told Shannonside FM that visiting one of his fields to feed 45 of his lambs he found two dogs 10 to 15 yards inside the gate eating a lamb.
"I climbed over the gate to see if I could catch the dogs or coax them out of the field. But one of the dogs came for me.
"I left the field and went home to see if I could get something to coax them.
"But when I went back they were gone," he said.
Gerry said when he walked down what he found was a scene of "pure devastation".
"There were lambs dead, lambs were eaten, lambs alive with bite marks on them and lambs in bushes.