Flash to the past: Police seek vocal sheep, find vocal frog


In July 2009, Maricopa police officers responded to a report of a sheep stuck in a drainage ditch in The Villages.

The call came from a resident who, out for a morning stroll, heard what she described as a sheep-like sound coming from the roadside drain. On the scene, officers ruled out a stuck sheep, but eventually determined the noise was from a frog stuck in the drain.

Global Water was called to help remove the creature.

“I have lived in Arizona a long time, and in the rural areas during monsoon season it’s not uncommon for frogs to be seen,” said Maricopa Officer Christina Pantoja.

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This content was first published in the July edition of InMaricopa magazine.