Cute pictures show lamb which has befriended two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs

A lamb has formed an unlikely friendship with two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs after being adopted from a Yorkshire farm.

Shaun enjoys relaxing with his two new friends in the garden.

Affectionately named Shaun the Sheep, the lamb is being looked after by Louise Acker, and has struck up a friendship with their dogs Nala, six, and Simba, two.

Mrs Acker, who lives in Lothersdale, near Skipton, said: "My daughter Simona helps out one of the local farmers and they had a sheep which had two lambs. The sheep had mastitis so could only feed one of the lambs, so we took on the other.

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"I think Shaun probably just thinks the dogs are his parents. But every time they lie down he goes over and lies with them.

Shaun sits with Nala and Simba as they sunbathe in the garden at their home near Skipton.

"He will occasionally follow me around and Simona around as well. The dogs have been really nice with him. Every time they're out in the garden they are together."

Simona, 19, rears chickens and helps out on farms in the area, and has also taken on the task of rearing Shaun.

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