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Rhydypandy, a village in south Wales, has a sheep problem. The grazers have been running amok in the village, eating people’s gardens and breaking into homes, according to the Telegraph. One of them even died after running into the road. This isn’t, in other words, normal sheep behavior. 

But what could be the cause? A county official suspects it is marijuana. Ioan Richard, a councillor, told the Telegraph that the discarded remains of an illegal marijuana farm had been unceremoniously dumped on the side of the road. It has since been removed, but did the sheep get to it before authorities did? 

Richard says it’s possible. 

“We could have an outbreak out of psychotic sheep rampaging through the village,” Richard told the Telegraph

But a local bartender told the Daily Beast that reports of stoned sheep were overblown. Sheep have always invaded people’s gardens, the bartender said, and, besides, she thinks a stoned sheep would likely just fall asleep. 

Stoned sheep or not, Richard took the episode as a chance to rail against illegal dumping, which is frequent in rural Wales. There was no word on whether Richard lectured the sheep on marijuana being a gateway drug.