A gang of stoned sheep went on a “psychotic rampage” and caused havoc after eating cannabis plants dumped by the side of a road.
Worried locals feared the animals had been gobbling up the drugs after they began behaving oddly.
The plants were fly-tipped from an illegal cannabis factory and left on a roadside verge in the sleepy village of Rhydypandy in South Wales.
County councillor Ioan Richard said the sheep had been “roaming the village” – and had even broken into homes. One or two were said to have been run over while wandering around in a daze.
Mr Richard explained: “There is a flock of sheep roaming the village causing a nuisance. They are getting in people’s gardens and one even entered a bungalow and left a mess in the bedroom.”
He added locals were worried more sheep would eat the dumped plants. “I dread to think what will happen. We could have an outbreak of psychotic sheep rampaging through the village.”
Swansea Council said it acted swiftly to clear the cannabis remains today – but could not confirm if sheep had eaten it.
In October 2014, a flock of sheep in Surrey ate their way through £4,000 (US$5,900) worth of cannabis after it was dumped in a hedgerow.