Escaped sheep lead Texas officers on highway foot chase

A pair of sheep got loose from their pen in Texas and led animal care officers on a foot chase that at one point ended up on a busy highway.

The city of San Antonio Animal Care Services said in a Facebook post that officers responded multiple calls Sunday about two loose sheep grazing in a field next to the Texas 151 highway.

The post said the sheep became “spooked” when the officers approached them and fled toward an access road. The officers were able to form “human walls” to guide the sheep away from the road, but the animals hopped over a nearby retaining wall and ended up on the highway.

The San Antonio Police Department blocked westbound traffic on the highway to allow the animal care officers to guide the sheep out of the roadway.

“After a little more coaxing, our would be shepherds corralled the sheep in our fenced courtyard,” animal services said.

The post said the sheep were reunited with their owners and were not showing any signs of injury or stress from their time on the loose.