Sweet-toothed sheep turn into woolly car washes as they lick salt off vehicles

These sweet-toothed sheep have turned into woolly car washes – licking the salt off vehicles.

The hungry sheep have begun halting traffic in Miller Butte near Jackson in Wyoming, USA, where salt is used to clear roads.

They eat up the salty snack which sticks to the cars as they wind through the snow-capped region.

Sheep love the taste as it's similar to mineral lick

Sheep love the taste as it’s similar to mineral lick

Sheep love taste as it’s similar to mineral lick – a naturally forming mineral animals in nutrient-poor ecosystems eat to boost their diet.

Photographer David Swindler, 35, shot the hilarious footage on December 6 while scouting the area for a future photography tour.

A goat licking the salt off a vehicle

A goat licking the salt off a vehicle

David, from Provo, Utah, said: “The sheep took interest in the vehicles parked alongside the road.

“They started venturing down, attracted by the salt deposits on the dirtier vehicles.

“At first I thought it was really funny – then I realised I was missing a great video moment so I ran and grabbed my camera.

“Some of the more bold sheep allowed me to get pretty close.

“Although it’s the first time I’ve seen it, apparently it’s fairly common in this area.

“I’d been scouting other areas in the state for bighorn sheep for an upcoming tour and this was the first time I’d seen the sheep be this bold.

“After about 30 minutes they got their fill and took off.

“There were a couple times the sheep started getting rough with their horns – I was worried they might scratch or damage my car.”