On a recent episode of Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe performs this feat repeatedly. For those who haven’t seen it, the protocol that the sheep farmer laid out was:
Step 1) Cut off about 1/3 of the scrotum
Step 2) Push the balls up and out of the gaping hole you just made
Step 3) Grab said balls with your teeth and pull them out, vas deferens and all (presumably the tubes disconnect from the penis on their own at some point)
Step 4) Dock the tail, send sheep on its way
OK, so I can understand a sheep not being terribly bothered by a quick removal of a tail or a piece of the ear. I can imagine not caring too much my pinky toe was removed very quickly, or a chunk of my ear. I cannot, however, imagine not caring as someone pulled my nuts from a giant hole in my sack. This doesn’t strike me as something like branding where you can blame a thick hide. What’s the deal? How is this tolerable?