A farmer in Devon has taken a rather unusual precaution to stop his sheep from being stolen…he’s dyed them bright orange! Baa’d news for rustlers!
Apparently sheep rustling has multiplied by five over the past year, and so it only seems sensible to try a n(ewe) tactic.
The farmer with the brainwave has lost 200 of his sheep over the past few years, a loss of nearly £30,000 in total. According to the appropriately-named Mr Heard (if only it was cows!) “although it produces some strange-looking sheep it has done the trick”.
We can’t help thinking there must be some more jokes in this somewhere, involving woolly jumpers and the like….answers on a postcard, please!