A black sheep called Colin, who faced repeated warnings for supposedly eating flowers at a graveyard in central England, has been dramatically cleared of blame, news.com.au reported.
Colin, owned as a pet by a woman in the town of Stroud, faced being forcibly kept on a lead after he was made the scapegoat when flowers vanished from a series of graves at a cemetery in the town.
But ? last week, two wild deer were spotted in the cemetery eating roses, restoring Colin?s reputation.
Colin?s owner was relieved her sheep?s good name has been saved.
"He follows me everywhere and he is very obedient. I?ve had nothing but trouble from people recently and no one took my word that Colin was innocent. It was a relief when the deer were spotted."