What to Know
- The NYPD has wrangled yet another farm animal in New York City, the third time it has happened since Saturday
- This time officers rescued a sheep tied to a tree in Coney Island Creek Park
- Officers untied the animal, led it into a trailer and took it to the New York City Animal Care Center
It’s happened again -- for the third time in less than a week.
The NYPD wrangled yet another farm animal in New York City, this time it was a sheep in Brooklyn.
The sheep was found tied to a tree in Coney Island Creek Park along Bayview Avenue in Sea Gate at around 9:45 p.m. Thursday, officials said.
Officers untied the animal, led it into a trailer and took it to the New York City Animal Care Center.
Video from the scene shows the sheep, dirty, being led away by officers.
It’s not yet clear why the sheep was in the wooded area or who may have left it there.
The sheep isn’t the first unusual incident involving animals in the Big Apple.
- A calf snarled traffic Tuesday on the Major Deegan
- A goat that escaped a slaughterhouse was found on a Bronx street over the weekend
- A cow spent an hour strolling on I-80 in Paterson last December
- A loose bull was corraled in a Brooklyn park in Oct. 2017
- An escaped cow rampaged through Long Island streets in Sept. 2017
- A cow made a mad dash for freedom in Queens in Feb. 2017
- A loose cow made it to a Jamaica parking garage in Jan. 2016
- A cow escaped a Queens slaughterhouse in the summer of 2011