Officer Kyle Canaan of the Norman, Oklahoma police department got a rather strange call on Tuesday morning when he was asked to help with a lost ass (aka donkey) that was wandering on a busy road. It must have been a nerve-racking situation, because you never know if you're going to encounter a super chill donkey or one that kicks. But duty called, and he rose to the challenge:

I was called to check an animal at large. My primary concern was with the donkey and the people driving down the road. We had to make sure everyone was safe.

Animal at large! The dispatcher probably had a difficult time remembering the code number for donkey at large. An owner has not yet come forward to claim the beast:

We're still trying to figure out who the owner is so, hopefully, this will help the owner get reunited with it. It was different I had this situation with the donkey, but it doesn’t surprise me. It’s a one-in-a-career deal.

This is indeed a once-in-a-career call for a law enforcement officer. Hopefully the donkey is able to attend the ceremony when Officer Canaan receives the award he is sure to get for this.

Sources: ABC News