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    Default Sheep take over The Shire on New Zealand film set

    It was a fantasy land that was always meant to represent the best of the British countryside.
    Now the hobbits have long gone. But the New Zealand film set that represented the Shire in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has been recolonised - by sheep.
    Wandering at will in and out of the 17 holes that dot the hillside that represented Hobbiton in Peter Jackon's film version of the trilogy, the 12,000 new residents appear perfectly at home.

    Welcome to my humble abode: A sheep stands in the doorway to one of the houses on the former film set

    Home, precious, home: These two sheep stand on the roof of one of the hobbit holes

    That is despite the interior of the hobbit houses being empty shells - all the interior scenes in the films were shot elsewhere.
    The peaceful hills were originally meant to be turned into a hobbit-themed park in a bid to attract visitors to the town of Matamata on New Zealand's North Island.
    But those plans were shelved, and the set became instead home to sheep and cattle.
    What Bilbo, Frodo and Samwise might have made of their new neighbours remains unknown.
    Woolly Shirelings: The farmland at Matamata, New Zealand, is now home to thousands of sheep and cattle

    The original: How the intricate set of the Lord of the Rings films looked during filming in 1999

    Read more: Sheep have taken over the Shire! New inhabitants of discarded New Zealand film set who are even hairier than hobbits | Mail Online

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    Old pics that have recently been making the rounds again. Daily Fail didn't do their homework. The pictures are from 2007 and the full gallery can be seen here: In Hobbiton | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Tara Hunt ought to get photo credit. Fucking hate the Mail.

    Rebuilding began last year. Sheep out. Construction equipment in. TheOneRing.net™ | Scrapbook | Rebuilding Hobbiton - Fruit trees being planted.
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    One epi of America's Next Top Model (yes, shush, i watch it) showed models trying to pose in the doorways of these homes.
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    retarded and hilarious
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    I must be a retard then, never saw this before

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    Only if you work for the Fail Honey.
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    I wish I got paid a pound for every article I posted, god I'd be loaded!

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    aww the Kiwis really do like to take good care of their sheep

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