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Little Lamb Spotted Running Along Gowanus Expressway During Morning Rush

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.

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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.

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