Bubba the sheep finds a new home in Durham


After seeing the sheep's picture on TV, an ABC11 viewer spotted Bubba on a front porch at an abandoned house off of Cornwallis Road.

Animal control went to the porch where Bubba had taken up residence, and confirmed it was him. Still, they were unsuccessful in capturing him.

Bubba's story started when one woman complained about the animal spending a lot of time in her backyard on Odyssey Street.

Since then, several rumors surfaced about the animal's future. Although at first there were fears that the ram might be aggressive, residents quickly learned that Bubba, as they named him, was no bully.

Animal control came out and tried to corral the animal on Monday, but Bubba ran away and hadn't been seen since.

On Friday, the Durham County Sheriff's Office dispelled rumors that they were going to put the animal down.

Neighbors in the area say they've found a farmer who's willing to come take Bubba back to his farm once he is located.

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