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Durham's Bubba the sheep captured, to be transferred to farm

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DURHAM, N.C. -

An elusive sheep that took up residence in the Odyssey Road area of Durham has been captured, the Durham County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

The animal, which what some say is a rare breed of sheep called Barbados Mouflon, has been spotted around the area since early August.

Affectionately named "Bubba," the sheep was captured Tuesday and will be transferred to his temporary home at a farm.

Neighbors said Bubba appeared to enjoy peeking in ground-floor windows.  Marilyn Murchison said the he "stares at me for hours at a time through my window, so that's why I wonder if he doesn't belong to somebody, and I resemble that somebody."

Murchison said he'd leave dog food out for him, and the sheep has taken to drinking out of her birdbath and sleeping in her flower beds.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office says the farm where Bubba will be transferred is not being disclosed because the owner has requested anonymity.

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