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Help – Red Flag And Nerves Of Steel

Like clockwork traffic on the 4-lane road comes to a complete halt by 2 modern shepherds wielding red flags. It happens in the morning and again in the afternoon.

The sight of a herd running on the grassland on the side of the road is quite frightening when you see it for the first time. When they come to the stretch they use to cross they bunch up as they come to a stop.

Beware cattle crossing  ©2016 Regina Martins
Beware cattle crossing
©2016 Regina Martins

The shepherds then stop the traffic and the herd runs across. They are so used to doing this that there is no hesitation – they cross quickly, the whole procedure takes less than 3 minutes.

And they are on the other side... ©2016 Regina Martins
And they are on the other side…
©2016 Regina Martins

The 2 shepherds are the real heroes – to stop traffic on a road that is perfect for doing 140 kms per hour – they have nerves of steel. It’s only them on foot and their red flags as they help the herd across the road.

It’s rather fun living out where I do.