SWANSEA, Wales, May 25 (UPI) — Officials from a city in South Wales are warning that a group of sheep could have ingested cannabis causing them to stir up trouble in nearby towns.
Swansea County Councillor Ioan Richard feared that sheep in the area could ingest cannabis plants that were dumped from an illegal cannabis factory.
“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,” he said.
Richard added that one flock of sheep had already been seen roaming about a Welsh village and intruding on people’s homes.
“There is already a flock of sheep roaming the village causing a nuisance,” he said. “They are getting in people’s gardens and one even entered a bungalow and left a mess in the bedroom.”
A spokesman for the Swansea council reported that the cannabis had been removed from the area and condemned the process of illegally dumping the waste, known as fly-tipping.
“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,” they said. “Fly-tipping has a negative impact on local communities, so we’re doing all we can to both prevent it and clean up as quickly as possible at known hot spots.”