A father and son working for various Penobscot County police departments have been confronted with uncommon animal encounters on separate events this week.
These rescues, typically dealt with by animal management officers or Maine recreation wardens, have garnered fairly a little bit of consideration on social media.
At about 8 a.m. Tuesday, Outdated City police Sgt. Ryan Bailey and Deputy Chief Lee Miller responded to a name about an errant sheep at a house on King Avenue. The sheep had wandered onto the caller’s property, and the caller had corralled the male ruminant mammal on a again porch.
Bailey suspected it belonged in a pasture a couple of blocks away on Jefferson Avenue.
Deputy Chief Lee Miller, who lives on a farm and has expertise dealing with livestock, looped a canine leash across the animal’s neck and used it to information the wandering fellow to the again of the cruiser.
In contrast to human suspects, the sheep was allowed to poke his head via the sliding panel between the front and back seats that protects cops whereas driving and bleated out what might need been instructions to his dwelling.
Miller used his cellphone to make a video of the weird suspect that was later posted to the police division’s Fb web page.
The officers by no means realized the sheep’s identify however have been capable of return him dwelling.
He did depart a calling card behind, Bailey stated.
“Deputy Chief Miller, who’s used to being round livestock, cleaned up the cruiser,” the sergeant stated.
Twenty miles south and 24 hours later, Bailey’s father, Hampden Public Security Director Chris Bailey, handled a probably extra harrowing rescue on Coldbrook Street.
At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Bailey and investigator Invoice Miller responded to a visitors hazard name on the closely traveled road between Route 202 and Important Street North. The hazard was a skunk with a plastic container caught on its head that had been wandering onto the street through the morning rush hour.
The elder Bailey and Miller used a brush to attempt to preserve the animal off the street, attempting to keep away from being sprayed, whereas they waited to see if a recreation warden was out there for backup.
Whereas strategizing about easy methods to get the container off the omnivore’s head with out alarming it, a lady sporting blue medical scrubs pulled over and jumped out of her automobile.
“She confirmed no concern when she walked proper as much as the skunk, eliminated the bottle from its skull, and fled, all with out being sprayed,” Bailey, the Hampden chief, posted on the division’s Fb web page. “I believe I noticed the thanks within the skunk’s eyes because it ran sooner than I’ve ever seen a skunk run (in direction of the woods this time).”
The Good Samaritan scampered again to her automobile and headed to work with out giving the officers her identify or explaining the place she realized her skunk-wrangling expertise.