Some advice to any south Anchorage livestock owners counting sheep Wednesday morning: If you’re missing some ewes, police may have news.

According to police, officers responded just after 9 a.m. to the 8800 block of Toloff Street, near the Abbott Road Carrs Safeway store, for a report of “loose sheep and a ram wandering through traffic.”

“A nearby resident was able to corral the animals and get them to a fenced area,” police wrote.

Police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said four or five sheep had been loose during the incident, and that responding officers believed they knew which address of which the animals were kept. Officers had asked the owner of the sheep to call dispatchers at (907) 786-8900.

A witness told KTVA's crew on the scene that one of the sheep, it's not clear which one, saw its reflection in the glass of an unoccupied building, previously the LA Style Salon and Day Spa, and rammed through it. 

A couple living in the area, Ray and Carmen Hannah, said they woke up and looked out their window to find the sheep in their back yard. They said they had contacted the animals’ owner, who was en route with a trailer to pick them up Wednesday afternoon.

Sheep in a South Anchorage yard after being reported loose on Toloff Street on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Patrick Moussignac/KTVA-TV)

 Patrick Moussignac contributed information to this story.