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 Sheep Ked (unknown manufacturer)

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PostSubject: Sheep Ked (unknown manufacturer)   Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:36 pm

Walk-around of a rather bizarre creature in toy form, a sheep ked Melophagus ovinus (Linnaeus, 1758), a wingless fly species that lives as an ectoparasite on sheep. Native to the Palearctic, it occurs nearly worldwide in sheep-raising regions.

I bought this figure at a dollar store back in 2002. It is a rehash of some of the vintage 'jiggler' figures of the 1950s-1970s (called jigglers because they are made of a soft, rubbery plastic).

The figure is rather simple but I thought I would showcase it since it represents a species that many people would never guess would ever be made. That, and I am a parasitologist (although I focus on human parasites, not veterinary unless they are zoonotic).

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With another vintage jiggler, originally distributed by Doon Vending Services (DVS) to be sold in bubble-gum machines.

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PostSubject: Re: Sheep Ked (unknown manufacturer)   Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:44 pm

What a weird creature Shocked

Scary, actually ! Blown up, ir looks like something from a horror movie Laughing

Thankyou for sharing this strange model with the forum Very Happy Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Sheep Ked (unknown manufacturer)   Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:40 pm

Interesting figurine again

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