From the NYT

Police in southwest England appealed for help Tuesday in tracking down thieves who made off with 160 sheep from a field near the village of Wool.

Police say the sheep were stolen between Saturday and Monday, and that the thieves would have needed a large vehicle to move the woolly haul.

Constable Adam Taylor says all of the sheep were electronically tagged.

He is urging anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity โ€” or been offered sheep "in unusual circumstances or for very low prices" โ€” to come forward.

If I had a dime for every time I'd been offered sheep in unusual circumstances. By the way, there was apparently a problem at a poultry farm as well. Authorities there suspect fowl play.

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