Sheep Cause Traffic Jam Running Away from Coyote Print article Send a Tip from UPI 7 Jul 2014 post a comment TOPSFIELD, Mass., July 6 (UPI) -- A herd of about 14 sheep camped out in the middle of a road in Topsfield, Mass., Sunday morning in a likely attempt to escape from a coyote. The herd was discovered blocking Rowley Bridge Road after their owner said they got scared and escaped overnight. "The reality is, the coyotes come out after storms, and they run at the sheep and bunch them up in the corner," owner Eugene McKay said. "They were safe there," he said of the sheep being in the road. "They were content. There were houses there. Sheep are not stupid. They got there and sat down. They were running around all night." McKay said none of his sheep were killed, though one did have markings on its body indicative of a coyote attack.