So Seattle police officers don't know a goat from a sheep. But at least the animal's owner has been found.
The Seattle Police Department said an officer was driving in the Beacon Hill neighborhood at 8:30 a.m. Sunday when he spotted a full-sized "goat" roaming the street. The department said he and fellow officers transported a "big goat" to the Seattle Animal Shelter.
Don Baxter, a manager at the Seattle Animal Shelter, said late Tuesday that the animal wasn't a goat, but a sheep -- a male sheep, or ram.
Baxer said the sheep's owner -- who lives outside Seattle -- asked a friend to watch the sheep at their south Seattle home. During the sheep's stay in south Seattle, he got out of the yard and wandered off.
A relative of the sheep's owner saw the animal in the news and helped reunite the pair.
The owner picked up his sheep Wednesday and paid an impound and microchip fee of about $75, Seattle police said.