Hundreds of sheep in a herd belonging to a farmer in Couflens in the southwest of France have plunged to their deaths in what appears to be a bear attack on one of the sheep.

As the Guardian reports, the attack on one is believed to have frightened the 209 others, who sailed over a 650-foot cliff in an apparent bid to flee.

That cliff sits on the border with Spain, and most of the recovered bodies — 169 — were found in the Spanish village Lladorre; the rest ended up on the French side of the border.

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