Residents revel in roaming ram

Roaming ram
Debbie Reed snapped this photo of the ram on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 near her garage. (Photo courtesy Debbie Reed)

TOWN OF CENTER, Wis. (WLUK) -- A ram is causing quite the stir in the Town of Center/Mackville area.

"I work from home so I was just working outside and I needed some clothespins and I came around the corner here and there he was," said Debbie Reed.

She said the ram was near her garage, standing in the shade, Tuesday afternoon.

"I backed up because I didn't know if he was going to come after me or ram me or what he was going to do," Reed said.

But the ram stayed calm allowing Reed to snap a couple of pictures and she thought he might be thirsty.

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"The hose was laying out there so I went around and turned it on because he looked, just, hot and miserable," Reed said.

She went on to say the ram seemed uninterested and stuck around for about 30 minutes and then took off down her driveway.

She hasn't seen him since.

The roaming ram was hanging out at a quarry earlier this week.

The quarry is owned by Murphy Concrete and Construction. Ory Green is a production manager for the quarry and snapped some photos of the ram.

"I thought the guys were playing a joke on me until I saw it with my eyes and he was running around eating weeds and drinking some of the pond water. Yeah, he's living the dream right now," said Green. "He's on permanent vacation."

Green noticed a tag on one of the ram's horns.

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A wildlife supervisor from the state Department of Natural Resources tells FOX 11 rams aren't native wildlife of Wisconsin and it could be some sort of domestic stock.

Deputies from the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department tried to wrangle the ram Wednesday afternoon but he managed to get away.

The department asked if anyone's seen the ram, to call them at (920) 832-5000.