After Months-Long Search, Officials Find Sheep— Not Goats

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -
Two wayward sheep caught Thursday after roaming the Garden State Parkway for months. (Tanya Breen/The Asbury Park Press via AP)
Two wayward sheep caught Thursday after roaming the Garden State Parkway for months. (Tanya Breen/The Asbury Park Press via AP)

After months of searching for what they thought were two wayward goats roaming the Garden State Parkway, wildlife officials have finally tracked the animals down. But it turns out they were sheep.

Animal control officers captured a white and black sheep on Thursday morning and quickly realized why their decoy goat wasn’t working.

People began reporting seeing two goats roaming the Parkway back in September. Popcorn Park’s John Bergmann said that a hole was cut into a chain link fence leading to a farm and the goats walked in Wednesday. The sheep were corralled Thursday.