Ore. police in patrol cars pursue escaped sheep

Ore. police in patrol cars pursue escaped sheep
This is a file photo. These sheep did not run away from police.

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) - Police in Sherwood, Oregon, chased six runaway sheep on foot and in patrol cars after the animals escaped from the back of a trailer.

The Oregonian reports that Sherwood police Capt. Ty Hanlon says the sheep were first spotted Monday morning near a Safeway store close to Roy Rogers Road. Off they went - to an ice arena, back to Safeway, across a highway and through a shopping center. Eventually they split up, four going into a neighborhood, two headed toward another grocery store.

Officers managed to round them up within about a half hour and loaded them back into the trailer.

Hanlon says the sheep had some close calls when they crossed streets and a busy highway but all survived unhurt.

Sherwood is southwest of Portland.

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Information from: The Oregonian