✹ About Monday 11 May 1663 Mary K on 12 May 2016 • Link Worried We still use this term when referring to sheep-worrying. An uncontrolled dog may worry sheep either by simply chasing them or by chasing and savaging them. The owner of such a dog is liable to prosecution and the owner of the livestock may be entitled to shoot the offending dog. I quote a very recent appalling incident in which 116 sheep were killed. "The sheep, many of them pregnant, had been herded into a tight group against a fence and a gate bordering woodland, and either died from shock or by being crushed in the flock". Sam was probably most afraid of being badly bitten.