Rogue goat may have helped dozens of farm animals escape

Posted By Staff

Date: August 12th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

goatDozens of goats and sheep brought for slaughter escaped from a New Jersey livestock auction house Wednesday night — and the facility’s manager believes another goat who had bolted to freedom more than a year ago helped them to make their getaway.

The animals escaped through an unsecured gate at the Hackettstown Livestock Auction House on West Stiger Street around 9:30 p.m., cops said.

It took about an hour for police and locals to herd about 60 of the livestock back to their pens with a rope and cracked corn, before police re-secured the gate with a piece of rope, police spokesman Sgt. Darren Tynan told the Post.

Auction house manager Bouwe Postma said that those were the only animals who had escaped — but Tynan said that between 10 and 20 more were believed to still be on the loose.

Locals jokingly point the finger at another goat nicknamed Fred that escaped from the same auction market more than a year ago and sporadically pops up around the town. In fact, cops received reports that Fred was in the area a couple of hours before the escape.

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