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Sheep Take Over Turkish City And Run Through The Streets In Lockdown

Sheep Take Over Turkish City And Run Through The Streets In Lockdown

Yet more animals have been caught taking full advantage of the global lockdown - this time, with sheep taking over a Turkish city.

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Footage shared on social media shows hundreds of sheep running through the empty streets of Samson, in the north of the country, bleating, with their bells ringing.

But as another clip showed, the flock were not by themselves. In a separate video, a man can be seen holding a stick in his hand and leading the sheep down the road - with a dog keeping the livestock in check.

Whether he was trying to regain control of his flock or just a rogue farmer taking them for a midnight stroll is unclear.

But one thing is for certain, this isn't the first time we have seen a group of animals taking advantage of the freedom afforded them by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The flock took over the streets of Samson in Turkey. Credit: Twitter/@munsifmey
The flock took over the streets of Samson in Turkey. Credit: Twitter/@munsifmey
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Last month, a flock of sheep were spotted outside a closed McDonald's restaurant in Ebbw Vale, Wales.

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Andrew Thomas snapped the sheep, who look like they're waiting for the fast food restaurant to reopen.

He said: "I was shopping for my mother and elderly neighbour at Aldi, next door, when I saw the sheep.

"Thought I'd share, as everyone on social media has been saying how they are craving a McDonald's. So I made a joke of it and it seems to have gone viral."

And at the end of March, footage of goats causing havoc in Llandudno, Wales, was posted on Twitter, with the police having to get involved.

The bizarre clips were shared by journalist Andrew Stuart, who spotted the animals roaming the streets, jumping on walls, munching on hedges, and even making it onto people's roofs.

Posting his initial video of the goats running through the empty streets, Andrew wrote: "I think I just got a group of goats in Llandudno arrested. Let me explain... first, I saw this [a flock of goats] from inside a dark pub (the one I live in currently). I thought I was seeing things.

"So I decided to see what was going on. They stopped on Trinity Square, and decided the hedges there looked very tasty (tbf, they probably are if you're a goat.)

"They weren't moving from their midnight feast. And they were probably going to run riot on the town, what with nobody being about due to the lockdown. I also wasn't sure if they were keeping the required 2m apart."

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@munsifmey

Topics: Funny, Interesting, Coronavirus

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]