Jeffrey Ashbeck is $25 richer this holiday season, and he has a sheep's large intestine to thank.
The 14-year-old freshman was the lucky winner of Ocean View High School's Sheep Drop on Monday, which raised funds for the charity Heifer International. For those unfamiliar with how a sheep drop works, here goes: The school rented a live sheep, fed it lots of hay, had it wander around a fenced area with numbered squares painted on the grass, and then awarded a $25 gift card to the student whose number the sheep defecated on.
By the time Sheepy, the 7-week-old sheep that the school rented from a local farm company, relieved himself on No. 66, the bell had already rung and most onlookers had gone back to class. Jeffrey heard the news from a classmate and sprinted back to the quad to claim his prize.
"I heard it pooped on 66," he said. "I didn't believe it. I thought, 'You're just saying that to make me feel better.' And then I started jumping for joy."