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Ram on the lam after escape from New Zealand animal shelter

A ram captured after running loose in New Plymouth, New Zealand, is back on the lam after escaping from the city's animal shelter, officials said. Photo by the New Plymouth District Council/Facebook
A ram captured after running loose in New Plymouth, New Zealand, is back on the lam after escaping from the city's animal shelter, officials said. Photo by the New Plymouth District Council/Facebook

June 18 (UPI) -- Officials in a New Zealand city said a loose ram picked up after intruding into a local woman's house is back on the lam after escaping from the city animal shelter.

The New Plymouth District Council said the ram was captured on the Huatoki Walkway, in the Glenpark area of the city, after attempted to head-butt pedestrians.

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The ram was taken to the city's animal shelter, but escaped the following day.

"This character pulled the wool over our eyes and made a dash from our Pound on Rifle Range Road sometime on Tuesday," the council said in a Facebook post. "The unnamed ram is possibly on the loose somewhere in the Waiwhakaiho area. If you spot him, don't approach him, but give us a call so we can round him up and take him back."

Linda Moeller, who lives in the Sycamore Grove area, said the ram came into her home before his capture on Monday. Moeller said she heard a bleating outside and opened her door.

"He pushed his way in," she told Stuff.co.nz. "He just came into the house as if he was a dog."

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"I was laughing. He almost jumped up on my couch," Moeller said.

She said the ram was "friendly as anything" and only attempted to butt her as she was pushing him back out of her home.

"He's a lovely boy," she said.

Moeller and other locals said they believe the ram is named Duggy and belongs to a man who has been seen walking his dog with the ram close in tow.

"It's quite a funny sight," Moeller said.

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