A group of sheep who accidentally ate some cannabis plants reportedly went on a “psychotic rampage” through a quiet a village in Wales.
The animals came across the plants in Rhydypandy in the Swansea valley when they were dumped there after being used at an illegal cannabis factory.
Locals soon witnessed the sheep acting bizarrely – breaking into homes and getting run over and killed by cars while they wandered around.
County councillor Ioan Richard said: “There is a flock of sheep roaming the village causing a nuisance.
He says locals are concerned the rest of the flock may discover the remains of the cannabis plantation dumped on the road.
He said: ‘I dread to think what will happen if they eat what could well be cannabis plants – we could have an outbreak out of psychotic sheep rampaging through the village.’
The worried councillor has been waging a crusade against frequent fly-tipping in the countryside in his area.
He said the cannabis factory remains spotted by cross roads above Salem Chapel near Rhydypandy was the latest danger.
Mr Richard said that there had already been instance of sheep being killed in the village after straying into the road in the neighbouring village.
He said: ‘I told the council officers to make sure it was reported to the police before removing any evidence of what looks like the dumped remains of a cannabis growing establishment.’
A spokesman for Swansea Council said it acted swiftly to clear the cannabis remains today – but could not confirm if sheep had eaten it.
He added: ‘We made the police aware of this incident as soon as it was reported and arranged a site visit together.
‘The fly-tipped waste has now been removed, but we’d urge anyone with information about who may be responsible to contact either ourselves or South Wales Police.’