‘Bubba’ the roaming sheep sold in Durham


Bubba the roaming ram (WTVD)

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DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — The infamous ‘Bubba’ the roaming ram has been sold for $300 at public auction.

The nomadic animal was captured last month on Glover Road after months on the lam. Since then, Bubba has been staying at a temporary home on a farm.

Bubba’s story started in August when a woman complained about the animal spending a lot of time in her backyard. He soon moved on, and began to roam around Durham County.

Several WTVD viewers spotted Bubba — first on Odyssey Street, then on a front porch at an abandoned house off of Cornwallis Road.

Although at first there were fears that the sheep might be aggressive, residents quickly learned that Bubba, as they named him, was no bully.

Animal Control had been unsuccessful in wrangling the sheep and no sightings of him had been reported since late August.

In all, officials said Bubba caused about $5,000 in damage. Deputies don’t know if he escaped from a farm or how exactly he ended up in Durham.

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