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Interfering sheep on the lam captured

MEDFORD (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 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.


Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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