Maggie the German sheep keeps predators at bay with 44lb of stinky wool on her ...

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She needs a trip to the baaa-bers! Maggie the sheep has 44lb of overgrown wool on her back after five years on the run (but it’s so smelly it keeps predators away) Maggie the sheep lives in the forests around the Jonas Valley in Germany Her 44lb woolly coat is both a benefit and a hindrance to her survival  It's said to be so pungent that wolves and other predators stay well away   If she fell over the wool would prevent her standing up & she would starve

By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline

Published: 15:15 GMT, 15 November 2019 | Updated: 15:15 GMT, 15 November 2019

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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

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

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)

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 set in

A local shepherd has said the wool covering Maggie absorbs a lot of water and this could cause illness to easily

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