A 36-year-old Tembisa man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly having sex with a sheep, Gauteng police said.

Constable Tebogo Sesing said community members of Winnie Mandela Zone 2 found the man in a sheep kraal in the early hours of the morning.

"He was found busy having sexual intercourse with a sheep.

"When the shocked community members asked him what he was doing, he said that the sheep troubled him during the night," Sesing said.

The sheep belonged to a 43-year-old woman who was the man's neighbour.

"When police... arrived, the man did not resist arrest," Sesing said.

The man was in custody and would appear in the Tembisa Magistrates Court soon on charges of bestiality. - Sapa