A recent news report says that villagers in East Sussex have been left scratching their heads after the bizarre discovery of 56 sheep wandering around their country lanes.
Locals in the village of Chiddingly, near Lewes, are caring for the flock in their back gardens while neighbourhood police search for the owner.
The sheep were reported to the police after being found on April 13 but as yet no one has come forward to collect them.
I wonder if there's a bit of a parable lurking here. More here.