1,300 sheep take over a Spanish city after shepherd falls asleep

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Flock of Sheep 'Invades' Spanish City After Shepherd Falls Asleep

If you suffer from a fear of sheep you might want to skip this video showing 1,300 sheep running on the loose and basically taking over a town as if they were in New Zealand horror movie Black Sheep.

The freakish incident occurred just after 4 a.m. in the northeastern Spanish city of Huesca, south of the Pyrenees mountains, on the French border, after a shepherd fell asleep, according to local police.

Alerted by several phone calls from residents, Huesca police were forced to round up the flock, which had already taken over the city centre, and deliver them back to the shepherd.

Two police cars were sent to the scene and five officers spent about 45 minutes trying to round up all the sheep and return them to their pen.

A video posted by Huesca police on their Facebook page shows a police car with it lights on pulling up in front of the flock.

The shepherd had dozed off instead of guiding the sheep onto the pastures of the Pyrenees, where they'll spend the summer.

Look back at when 2,000 sheep were herded through the streets of Madrid this winter:

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1,300 sheep take over a Spanish city after shepherd falls asleep
Shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitalâs traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat bells clanking its way past the cityâs most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitalâs traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat bells clanking its way past the cityâs most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
People look as shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitalâs traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat bells clanking its way past the cityâs most emblematic locations.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: Sheep are mustered through the Spanish capital to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8,000 years on October 25, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Two thousand sheep and shepherds passed through the city centre today to mark the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Sheep are led by shepherds through Madrid city centre, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Shepherds guided a flock of around 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defence of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: A man from the village of Astorga plays the percussion instrument called Las Castanets while sheep are mustered through the Spanish capital to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8,000 years on October 25, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Two thousand sheep passed through the city centre joined by shepherds, marking the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitalâs traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat bells clanking its way past the cityâs most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitalâs traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat bells clanking its way past the cityâs most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: A kid looks at sheep during 'Trashumancia Madrid 2015' at city center in Madrid, Spain on October 25, 2015. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A shepherd dog stands among sheep led by shepherds through Madrid city centre, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Shepherds guided a flock of around 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defence of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: Sheep are mustered past a McDonalds fast food outlet in the Spanish capital to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8,000 years on October 25, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Two thousand sheep and shepherds passed through the city centre today to mark the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: A man from the village of Fuentepellayo near Segovia plays the percussion instrument called Las Castanets while sheep are mustered through the Spanish capital to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8,000 years on October 25, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Two thousand sheep passed through the city centre joined by shepherds, marking the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: Sheep are mustered through the Spanish capital to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8,000 years on October 25, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Two thousand sheep passed through the city centre joined by shepherds, marking the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: Sheep are mustered through the Spanish capital to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8,000 years on October 25, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Two thousand sheep and shepherds passed through the city centre today to mark the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Sheep are led by shepherds through Madrid city centre, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Shepherds guided a flock of around 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defence of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: A musician from the village of Astorga plays the flute while sheep are mustered through the Spanish capital to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8,000 years on October 25, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Two thousand sheep passed through the city centre joined by shepherds, marking the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Sheep are led past a ham shop in Madrid on October 25, 2015. Shepherds leading about 2000 sheep arrived to the capital, called by Transhumance and Nature association, to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of transhumance (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8000 years. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25: Sheep are mustered past the Town Hall in the Spanish capital to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration (moving flocks from winter to summer pastures) dating back some 8,000 years on October 25, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Two thousand sheep and shepherds passed through the city centre today to mark the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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