Camooweal’s Teeter is on the police bleat in Queensland

Sheep Central August 28, 2023

Senior Constable Raigan Manley with Teeter. Image – QPS Media.

MOST police involvement with sheep involves their theft, or their escape onto nearby roads necessitating their capture lest they be a traffic hazard.

But at Camooweal in north-west Queensland, the last stop before the Northern Territory on the Barkly Highway, the local police have their own sheep squad.

QPS Media today introduced Teeter the Dorper lamb, the latest member of the Camooweal Police Sheep Squad.

Teeter the Dorper lamb on duty getting pats. Image – QPS Media.

Camooweal Police Sergeant David Manley and Senior Constable Raigan Manley have adopted Teeter, who joins his new brothers, horses Costa and Oscar in the paddock beside the police station.

Four month-old Teeter has been with David and Raigan since he was only a few days old, and was bottle-fed by the Manleys as a little recruit after losing his mother.

The Manleys said they adopted Teeter after his predecessor, Tommy the Police Sheep, sadly passed away.

Teeter is proudly carrying on Tommy’s legacy and has now stepped smoothly into his role as a police-sheep, QPS Media said.

Teeter visits the local school most weeks — in June he assisted in handing out cross-country medals to the kids — and has become a local celebrity in town.

QPS Media said Teeter is probably still a bit small to join the Manleys and Costa and Oscar on their trail rides with the local kids, but he is confident in maintaining the station’s lawn. All that’s needed now is a solar panel over Teeter’s lawn and he would be carbon-friendly too.


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