Sheep Invade City After Shepherd Falls Asleep


Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockJun 13 2016, 14:47 UTC
Sheep tsunami. Policía Local Huesca/Facebook

In the small hours of June 7, police received a call telling them there were over 1,300 sheep running riot on Martínez de Velasco avenue, in the city of Huesca in north-eastern Spain.

After further investigation, the police eventually found the negligent herder fast asleep, according to The Telegraph. The shepherd had meant to wait until 7 a.m. local time to lead the sheep through the city towards the Pyrenean mountain range for summer. However, by 4 a.m. sleepiness prevailed and the sheep, taking advantage, managed to break free.


The Policía Local Huesca have uploaded a video of the sheep tsunami to their Facebook page and confirmed that they were quickly able to redirect the flock back to where they had escaped and their rather sheepish shepherd. Although they do appear to be doing a pretty good job of negotiating that roundabout.

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