Sheep have bad reputation of being, well, sheepish. On the surface sheep have very few defenses against a predator, save for perhaps a fluffy holiday coat. A single ewe with two lambs has as much a chance against a wolf pack as a possum has out at sea. In this situation however, there is no pack, just one wolf. Gathering her young behind her, the mother sheep presents the predator with something resembling a miniature wall of linebackers.
This is one family that won’t be crying wolf any time soon.
Also, about that possum…