In a truly unique story out of South Wales, a flock of “stoned sheep” is reported to have wandered through and caused havoc throughout Rhydypandy, a small countryside village in the Swansea valley.
The sheep are believed to have eaten remnants from an illegal cannabis grow op that had been dumped just outside of town, local sources report.
According to county councilor Ioan Richard, sheep have been “roaming the village,” causing havoc and upsetting citizens. “They are getting in people’s gardens and one even entered a bungalow and left a mess in the bedroom,” said Richard.
Richard, who has been publicly grappling with illegal dumping in his area, also said that if the mess wasn’t cleaned up quickly, “we could have an outbreak out of psychotic sheep rampaging through the village.”
A Swansea County spokesperson said that the county acted swiftly in cleaning up the illegally-dumped refuse, but wasn’t sure whether or not any sheep had actually consumed some of the cannabis.
“The fly-tipped [illegally-dumped] 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. 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. We also investigate all cases of fly-tipping and will take enforcement action if there’s sufficient evidence.”
It seems worth noting that public officials in this scenario appear most concerned with the dumping violation rather than the illegal cannabis grow — a sign of shifting public opinion.