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Caerphilly county, with large tracts of common land next to communities, has had an historic problem with straying animals, particularly sheep, typified by the illustrations of the Echo's legendary cartoonist Gren.
According to a new report, council officials say the straying is caused by poorly maintained and vandalised fences, as well as the difficulty in enclosing large areas of common land.
I wish it, consider his words of reproach: The straying sheep you have not recalled; the lost sheep you have not sought.