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2 wayward sheep captured in Medford

Published on December 31, 1969 3:01AM

Last changed on September 9, 2013 7:07AM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Two sheep that were on the loose in Medford have been captured after nearly a year on the lam.

The sheep had been crossing Interstate 5 and interfering with traffic. They fled into a greenway and avoided capture until Monday night when they were cornered by police and volunteers behind an apartment building.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/12qSH2c ) the goat-like Barbados sheep are now in the care of the Sanctuary One animal rescue operation.

A manager, Sansa Collins, says one is a female with an ear tag and trimmed horns that indicate it was once at a ranch. It was apparently pregnant when it escaped and gave birth on the run because the other sheep is a male with no sign of human care.


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