Sheep cause traffic jam in middle of road in Topsfield, MA

Lazy Sheep Cause Traffic Jam in Massachusetts

There was a strange traffic jam in Topsfield, Massachusetts this week when a herd of fourteen sheep plopped in the middle of a road and blocked most traffic going both ways -- and they weren't moving until they knew that they were safe.

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Sheep cause traffic jam in middle of road in Topsfield, MA
The herd's owner, Eugene McKay

The herd's owner, Eugene McKay, told WCVB-TV that the sheep may have been spooked by a coyote after a storm. "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. One of the sheep had a minor injury from a coyote: it wasn't serious, but the wound will get attention from a veterinarian.

The coyotes that scared them in the first place is still at large.

See more footage below:

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