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A little lamb was seen running on the Gowanus Expressway Wednesday morning
It wasn't clear where the animal came from, but it was rescued
Now it will head to an animal sanctuary in New Jersey
A little lamb -- not a goat, as it turns out -- was spotted running loose on the Gowanus Expressway during rush hour Wednesday morning.
The animal was seen trotting eastbound along the shoulder of the highway around 9:30 a.m. Initial reports indicated it may have been a baby goat, but the sanctuary that will be its new home says it is indeed a lamb.
Twitter user @jamesh173 posted a photo of it running along. It wasn't clear where the lamb came from, but it was rescued -- by an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer with help from the NYPD and "fellow New Yorkers," according to a tweet from CBP's New York field office's verified account.
The lamb was temporarily in the care of the city's Animal Care Center and will find a new home with Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in New Jersey. It's thought to be no more than 3 months old and will join 32 other sheep there.