Prince Charles has a close encounter with a sheep

The Prince of Wales was surprised by a leaping sheep during a visit to a farm in Tasmania, Australia today.

Prince Charles was visiting the Thornbury family's Leenavale Sheep Stud as part of his six-day tour in Australia when a merino sheep jumped up at the royal.

There was no danger, though - and the second in line to the throne later joked about the incident.

Speaking to Melanie Rowe about her trainee guide dog Indi, the Prince asked: 'How do you stop them cocking their legs?'

After Melanie replied, 'we were more worried about her jumping up,' Prince Charles quipped: 'It's bad enough with merino sheep!'

The Prince of Wales is joined by his wife Camilla on the tour.

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