Kiwi man and his sheep go viral after going for a walk through Hastings looking for baa-rgains

Publish Date
Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 10:56AM
Photo / Supplied

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A Hastings clothes store employee couldn't believe his eyes when he spotted a man walking a sheep "like a dog" through Hastings city centre yesterday morning.

The calm sheep and its owner were photographed taking a look at the baa-rgains outside Alexanders Menswear on Heretaunga St West, Hastings, at around 8am on Tuesday.

A store spokesman said: "It was quite happy and casual and wasn't straining. It wasn't trying to get away. It must be a pet."

The Alexanders employee said the sheep hadn't come inside the store.

Hastings District Council regulatory solutions manager John Payne said while the council had not received any complaints about the sheep, it was against council bylaws to lead stock along footpaths.

He also reminded pet owners to "immediately" dispose of droppings in public places.

A witness, who photographed the sheep, said he'd "never seen comedy like it".

 

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.