Last May, a sick and injured Peruvian sheepherder showed up on the doorstep of a rancher near Meeker. The herder, Remigio Inga Damian, had spent several days walking from the remote backcountry pasture where he'd been tending a herd of 1,000 sheep. Exhausted and feverish, he'd hidden in an abandoned house for four days as he looked for help. Damian told the rancher that his boss had flown into a rage and thrown him to the ground, injuring his neck. He said he felt severe pain in his head and neck and a tingling sensation in his arms, hands and legs; he also had a fever and an upset stomach. The rancher, John Halandras, noted that Damian had no appetite and looked... More >>>
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Mark A. Manger
Consul General Carlos Velasco says Peruvians make good sheepherders.