- A massive flock of sheep went for an early morning stroll in Huesca, Spain
- The police had to be called to help roundup the morning marauders
- A video of the sheep strolling through the town is a hit on social media
That's pretty much what happened earlier this week, when a 1,300-strong flock in Huesca, Spain snuck right past its shepherd and took a hike, presumably leaving him feeling a little sheepish.
It all started a little before 4.30 a.m. Tuesday, when police received calls from a number of locals that hundreds of sheep were making their way through the city.
A video uploaded on the Huesca police's Facebook page
shows the sheep determinedly strutting forward, as a police car pulls up flashing its lights.
The police and the shepherd managed to round up all the sheep, who apparently weren't engaged in a random bid for freedom. They were scheduled for a more orderly move to the Pyrenees mountains, to take place a few hours later when traffic could be halted and they could be escorted by police.
But the flock -- since it takes that path every year with its shepherd -- already knew the way and probably wanted to prove it was independent enough to do it themselves.