Sheepish ewe running loose in Bellevue

Posted at 9:32 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 23:33:08-04

BELLEVUE, Tenn (WTVF) — There'a an ewe on the move. The sheep went missing over the weekend and has been spotted roaming around Bellevue.

The sheep's owner says the last time he spotted her was Thursday about 1:30 p.m. and she was going down the mountain in Percy Warner Park - a sight people are used to seeing in that area.

"I was up here for the sheep dog demonstration this weekend, I had an ewe on the loose and she went scooting up the side of the mountain and we've been looking for her ever since for two days now," said Philip Larkin, sheep owner.

Larkin drove from his ranch in East Tennessee to participate in the demonstration with hopes of bringing home a win. Instead, when it comes to counting sheep, he's bringing home three and the not the original four.

"I saw her go up the mountain. I've chased her up the mountain once and you can tell by the chigger bites that I've been up the top of the mountain," said Larkin.

Larkin has asked the people of Bellevue to help him find the missing ewe. And so far, she's been spotted crossing streets, roaming the hills, and hanging out in backyards.

"The people here at Bellevue have been so helpful and offering assistance and trying to catch her, offering food water, the whole works," said Larkin.

They've even created a Facebook page to help with the search which Larkin is asking people to contact if they find her. Larkin has more than 40 head of sheep back home but he is still hoping to lasso this sheepish ewe.

"She's a Scottish Blackface and they're real skittish and we had a big crowd here, which really set her off a little bit," said Larkin.

If you have spotted the ewe or captured her Larkin has asked that you send a message to the Belle-Ewe Facebook page.