IS THIS a piece of art, some sort of practical joke or just bad parking?

This is the sight that greets motorists are they drive through the beautiful countryside near Wentwood Forest in Monmouthshire.

It is in fact a car, believed to be a Land Rover, half buried in the ground but standing vertically.

Only half of the car can be seen with its bonnet in the air and it seemingly lodged in the ground surrounded by sheep.

Quite how it got there or what exactly it is is unknown but it certainly caught the attention of Monmouthshire County Life editor Jo Barnes who was driving through the hamlet of Pen-y-Cae-Mawr on Wednesday night when she saw it.

Mrs Barnes, from Chepstow, was on her way back from buying a kitten from a nearby house when she saw the car as she was driving along a lane off the B4235 Usk Road between Usk and Shirenewton.

She said: "It was a really bizarre sight. I thought how strange. It's not something you expect to see in a field but I'd love to find out more about it."

Anyone who knows the story behind the car is asked to call Argus reporter Alison Sanders on 01633 777252.