National Geographic : 1938 Aug
©Capt. H. Morrey Salmon NO LONGER DOES THE WELSH PONY SHEPHERD THIS PROSPERING FLOCK SKOKHOLM S RABBITS OVERRAN THE GRAZING GROUNDS Today the island has been turned into a nature preserve and observatory, and the sheep have been sold. Only a herd of wild ones, from the island ofSoay, St. Kilda, Scotland, are kept. Those russet, deerlike creatures, presented to the author by the Duke of Bedford, are chiefly ornamental, although anoccasional surplus ram provides some good dinners (page 278). Island vegetation is chiefly of short turf alternating with bracken and clumps of heather.