Bus Driver Stops to Give Loose Sheep a Lift

When animals get loose from their enclosures, it can be pretty difficult to track them down. A sheep spotted wandering on a British highway was given a lift by a bus driver on her first day on the job.

Brighton & Hove Buses said that driver Martine Patey was headed to Eastbourne for her first Rail Replacement bus duty when she spotted the loose sheep on the A27 highway. To ensure the sheep was safe and sound, Patey pulled the bus over and joined with other drivers to capture the loose animal.

“The sheep was running all over the road,” Martine said. “It was difficult to catch, but then it slipped just in front of me and I was able to get hold of it and to use my handbag strap like a lasso. Two other motorists had stopped to help and together we were able to hold onto it until the police arrived.”

Police asked if Martine could drive the sheep to a local farm but she said it was only a short drive before the farmer arrived with his truck and took back his loose sheep.

Brighton & Hove Buses said Patey continued on her way to Eastbourne and was only delayed by one minute for the start of service.