Last night my wife and I began watching a 1967 film based on a novel by Thomas Hardy: "Far from the Madding Crowd". Central to the plot is the attempt by a young woman to manage an English sheep farm she has inherited (in the 19th century).
She and most of her workers are in despair when their sheep all get the staggers from feeding on some very weedy-looking, long pasture.
The sheep are saved when hero of the movie arrives on horseback with metal spike and proceeds to stab each sheep in the belly to release the gas (with a long cinematic hiss!).
If you know the movie, did the makers actually induce staggers in the sheep?
Can you identify the plant causing this reaction in the field shown in the movie?
This film made before the age of CG special effects...
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