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A HIGHLAND Perthshire farmer clearly has a sense of humour, as he has marked around 20 of his flock with a “smiley face” design.

The animals were noticed by a Perth Courier reader as he travelled past the field near Aberfeldy.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “The sheep had their wool painted with a weird smiley face.

“I spotted about 20 of them in a field near Aberfeldy and thought it was quite funny.

“I’ve never seen anything like it before and wondered what was going on. Have we been visited by aliens or is it some joker looking to start a new trend, like crop circles?”