A sheep gave North-east emergency crews the runaround after deciding to take a lunchtime walk.
The animal had managed to make its way from a nearby farm and head to Fraserburgh’s Maconochie Road.
Police officers and firefighters took an hour to capture the animal before the farmer arrived to pick up the sheepish escapee.
Mary-Louise Ritchie, who works at Esso, said emergency services and the farmer turned up to take the animal away.
She said: “It was running about for around an hour.
“The police came along and shortly after that the farmer came round and took it away.”
A police spokeswoman confirmed that it aided the farmer with the escaped animal.
She said: “We were called at 12.30pm and asked if we could assist with a loose sheep.
“It was on the road near the Esso garage on Maconochie Road, Fraserburgh.
“At about 1.20pm the sheep was lifted by the farmer.”