'How did it get up there?': Sheep rides on roof of truck on Auckland motorway

Motorists driving on the Auckland motorway on Sunday were in for a surprise as a sheep somehow ended up on top of a truck.

Video posted to Facebook shows a large truck on the side of the road with its hazard lights turned on.

Visible on top of the huge vehicle is a single sheep, which seems to be calmly standing and enjoying the view of the motorway.

The truck was a Heikell Transport vehicle, a livestock transport company, so it's likely there were more sheep inside.

Heikell Transport declined Newshub's request for comment.

It's been a big week for sheep news, with a Tasman sheep giving birth to very rare quintuplets, the introduction of an extremely cute breed and a Te Kuiti sheep with a mullet.