Sheep Take Over Road to Escape from Coyote

PHOTO: A herd of sheep escaped a coyote and settled into the middle of the street.PlayABC News
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Police in Topsfield, Massachusetts, encountered an unusual traffic jam today when a herd of sheep took over a road and blocked traffic.

The herd’s owner, Eugene McKay, told ABC News affiliate WCVB-TV that the sheep had likely been attacked by a coyote and escaped over a fence to find safety in the street.

“They were safe there," McKay said. "They were content. There were houses there. Sheep are not stupid. They got there and sat down. They were running around all night.”

When police arrived the next morning, the sheep made no effort to move until McKay herded them back up.

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