A Macedonian shepherd had to hire a truck and drive his sheep home after they got drunk.

Ordan Vandov, from Negotino, was talking to a vineyard owner who offered him some leftover pressed grapes for the sheep.

But when the shepherd came to set off again with his flock, he realised the sheep were staggering around and many were unable to walk.

He left the sheep and walked five miles to the nearest town where he hired a truck to drive them home, local daily Dnevnik reported.

Mr Vandov said: "I've never seen anything like it. They were completely drunk. They couldn't even stand on their own four legs."