Man spotted walking sheep in Raynes Park

This Is Local London: The Raynes Park shepherd. Photograph by Jamie Bias The Raynes Park shepherd. Photograph by Jamie Bias

Among the bizarre stories and photos on April Fool's Day was this peculiar shot of a man walking of all things, a sheep.

The solitary shepherd was spotted taking a breather in the sunshine outside Starbucks near Raynes Park station on Monday morning.

Twitter user Jamie Bias wrote: "Why is this dude sitting outside Raynes Park station with a sheep?"

Although a rarity on the streets of Merton nowadays, they could regularly be seen in and around Raynes Park during the late 19th century when the area was a rural area which contained some farmland.

Do ewe know the Shepherd of Raynes Park? Don't be sheepish, call the newsdesk on 020 8722 6334.

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5:46pm Wed 3 Apr 13

hawk1979 says...

The sheeps owner is Roger Reynolds and the sheep is called Amy and Amy is and is the mascot for St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Mr Reynolds, is retired but helps out at city farms and the RSPCA and looks after a variety of animals, including sheep, goats and even miniature ponies.
The sheeps owner is Roger Reynolds and the sheep is called Amy and Amy is and is the mascot for St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Mr Reynolds, is retired but helps out at city farms and the RSPCA and looks after a variety of animals, including sheep, goats and even miniature ponies. hawk1979

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