An apparently wily baby sheep, separated from its herd in the East Bay, eluded capture by the Fremont Police Department Monday night for over two hours, after which it was mistaken for a baby goat and taken to Tri-City Animal Shelter, which is just behind police headquarters. As a department spokesperson explains to the Chronicle, the lamb escaped from a yard and ran free through a Fremont neighborhood.

The l'il lamb was finally caught at the Fremont Fire Department's training center on the 5000 block of Stevenson Blvd., and the police say they are already in contact with the little guy's owner.

Alas, that means you can't adopt him. And he probably has a worried momma somewhere.

But she better keep an eye on this one.