A wide-eyes runaway ram which sidestepped trucks on the
Southern Motorway met his match when he attempted to charge a
Station officer Mark Townsend, of Lookout Point, said a ram
was running south on the northbound lane of the Southern
Motorway, about 200m below the station, on Saturday.
The four station crew were first on the scene and pursued the
woolly fugitive on foot.
''On our first attempt to grab it, it leaped over the median
barrier on to the southbound lane.''
The ram was narrowly missed by two trucks as it ran towards
the off-ramp to Concord.
''It didn't know which way it really wanted to go.
''It was zigzagging a little bit.
''Potentially, it could have been a bit horrific.''
Mr Townsend said he managed to get in front of the the ram
and, with many motorists stopped to watch the chase, he
prepared for a clean tackle to put an end to the pursuit.
''It came straight at me. I saw the whites of its eyes . . .
''There were a few onlookers and I thought I could look very
foolish, but I managed to hold on.''
The ram, which was wearing a collar, was put in the nearest
"We're not completely convinced that was his paddock, and it
was full of ewes, so he might be having the time of his life
The police and animal control were called to investigate
further, he said.