What to Know
- 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.