Neighbours in Garston woke up to a surprise on the morning of Sunday, February 20, when they looked out the window to find a full flock of sheep roaming through the streets.
Residents of Kestrel and Osprey Closes were left befuddled by the strange sight, as the farm animals, of which it is believe there were at least over a dozen, roamed the estate’s car park, with some even chewing away at the nearby greenery.
It was speculated by people in the area that the flock escaped from the nearby Munden Estate farmland, potentially caused by a gate left open.
However, after police were called to the scene, the sheep were taken away, herded through the streets to the bemusement of passers-by and placed safely somewhere else.
One resident commented that the only sign the livestock had even been there in the first place was a road full of droppings.
A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “Police were called at around 7.40am on Sunday 20 February to report that up to 100 sheep had escaped from a field and were roaming around in the Kestrel Close/ Osprey Close areas of Watford.
“Officers attended and contacted a local farmer, who assisted in getting the sheep safely back into a field while the owner was traced. The incident was dealt with by 10.05am.”