Lamb hop: Baby sheep recovered from Gowanus Expressway

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It’s a lamb on the lam!

Early morning commuters on the Gowanus Expressway shared the road with a wayward lamb on Wednesday, which trotted amid traffic on a Queens-bound stretch of the highway in Sunset Park — possibly on the run from some hungry holiday revelers, according to a witness to the cloven-hoofed commuter.

“Loose lamb on the Gowanus. Not trying to be Easter Dinner,” Twitter user James wrote on the social media platform, where he posted images of the baby sheep on the pavement.

Officers with the Police Department’s Highway Patrol wrangled the loose lamb after a tipster alerted them to the animal near the expressway’s 38th Street exit at 9:18 am, according to department spokeswoman Det. Carrie Reilly.

And it is not yet clear how the critter made its way onto the elevated highway, or where it came from, according to Reilly, who noted that authorities have not recently received calls from local slaughterhouses alerting them to any escaped ewes.

Officers placed the lil’ lamb, which appeared unharmed following its trot through traffic, in the custody of Animal Care and Control after collecting the beast, Reilly said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 6:22 pm, March 14, 2019
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Peter Gabriel from 1974 says:
Nightime's flyers feel their pains Drugstore takes down the chains Metal motion comes in bursts But the gas station can quench that thirst Suspension cracked on unmade road The trucker's eyes read 'Overload' And out of the subway Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid Exits into daylight, spraygun hid And the lamb lies down on Broadway The lamb seems right out of place Yet the Broadway street scene finds a focus in its face Somehow it's lying there Brings a stillness to the air Though man-made light, at night is very bright There's no whitewash victim As the neons dim, to the coat of white Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid Wipes his gun-he's forgotten what he did And the lamb lies down on Broadway
March 13, 2019, 8:56 pm

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