Friday, 21 March 2008

Runaway sheep

I read in Spiegel Online last week that a runaway sheep chased by police in northern Germany reached speeds of 45kph before jumping over the police car.

Police in Güster had their hands full when they were called to catch an escaped sheep. They gave chase in their vehicle but the pursuit didn't prove easy because the animal at times ran at speeds of up to 45kph (28mph) per hour.

They finally caught up with it when it briefly got its leg stuck in a fence. An officer carefully lifted the uninjured animal from the fence and placed in the field. But the sheep evidently didn't like its new home because it made a daring leap straight over the hood of the police car.

Police didn't catch up with the sheep until it had reached the next village where it was persuaded to move into a more comfortable field. They are now trying to locate the owner of the adventurous animal.

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