By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline
Published: 15:15 GMT, 15 November 2019 | Updated: 15:15 GMT, 15 November 2019
This runaway sheep that has been living by itself in the forest for five years has accumulated around 44lb of smelly wool on its back that keeps wolves and predators at bay.
Maggie the sheep is often seen wandering through the forest by walkers in Jonas Valley situated in the district of Ilm-Kreis located in the central German state of Thuringia.
The woolly wanderer often comes to the roadside to surprise drivers, but always dashes back into the forest to keep safe.
Maggie the sheep is pictured taking a rest in the forests of Jonas Valley in the central German state of Thuringia
Picture shows Maggie about to cross the road. The well-insulated sheep has been living alone in the forests of the Jonas Valley for five years. She often comes out to the road to greet people passing by but will then scurry off back under the cover of the forest
The 44lbs of wool covering Maggie is both a risk and a benefit. The massive woolly coat is so smelly that wolves and predators stay well away from Maggie (Pictured: Maggie in the undergrowth)
A local shepherd has said the wool covering Maggie absorbs a lot of water and this could cause illness to easily