Ram on the run caught in Des Moines high street - video
The Navajo-Churro sheep escaped from his trailer and was pursued through the downtown streets of the Iowa capital.
The sheep's freedom only lasted about an hour before he was eventually cornered.
The video shows the ram trotting down a high street and disrupting pedestrians and traffic.
Des Moines Police Chief Humane Officer Jim Butler told KKCI: "Several other officers decided they want to go see this big horned sheep, which some of us refer to as a ram.
"They wanted to go see if this was really the case, and if this was really the animal that was roaming the streets of Des Moines."
Authorities say the ram was being transported from Creston to Cedar Rapids in Iowa.