Four sheep found wandering in Virginia Run on April 13 are waiting at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for their owners to step forward. Shelter employee Lea Ann Gross offers some feed to the sheep.
Photo by Deb Cobb.
Fairfax County teachers are used to shepherding their students though many challenges during the school year, so perhaps it wasn’t too much of a stretch for Lees Corner fourth grade teacher Katie Talbot to come to the aid of some lost sheep in her Virginia Run neighborhood on April 13.
Having a regular Saturday morning, Talbot didn’t expect to get a knock on the door from a friend who said, “Um, you have sheep in your front yard.”
Talbot ran outside, “and I baa’d at them.”
The sheep “moseyed” around her cul-de-sac, and with the assistance of her mother, she herded them against a neighbor’s fence. At that point she called the Fairfax County non-emergency police line and awaited the arrival of police officers to herd the sheep into the neighbor’s fenced yard and await the arrival of animal control officers.