Skip to comments.Goat Spends Years Evading Police Around Kentucky Highway
Posted on 03/03/2018 9:26:53 PM PST by nickcarraway
A goat that has been evading Kentucky police for years has become like a "pet" to area construction workers, one worker said.
Police in Hardin County said the goat was dubbed "Houdini" by locals because it always manages to escape before officers can show up to capture it.
The goat is most frequently seen around Interstate 65, and witnesses said he's been on the loose for years.
"We would call animal control and state police, and every time they'd come to get him, he's gone," construction worker Peggy Gross told WAVE-TV. "Houdini -- the I-65 Goat. He's our pet out here."
Houdini has frequently been seen balancing on a concrete barrier at the side of a bridge on the highway.
"He's smart, he won't get in the road, he'll get up next to the road, but he won't get in it or anything. he just stays under the bridge and goes back and forth," Gross said.
Houdini has become a bit of a local celebrity, with a Facebook page set up to track sightings earning more than 20,000 fans.
"He does what he wants and we're jealous, so we look up to him. He's our hero. He's inside of all of us," said Tom Pitt, who created Houdini's Facebook page.
Someday the mountain might get 'em But the law never will
Where’s the host from, Mexico?
Maybe they don’t want to catch him, there was a screwy squirrel in Florida who didn’t so much evade the authorities as they didn’t actively pursue...
Goat....not host...auto-correct is
So now when know who moved in under the bridge after the troll was dispatched.
I say we re-open the case. Was it self defense as Mr. Goat maintained or was it claim jumping?
You NEVER see one as road kill. Wild pigs, sometimes. The goats seem too smart.
I kept our dairy goat in with my 200 plus flock of sheep. Her role was to think for all the sheep. She was first to spot anything out of the norm. Then she would immediately dispatch her terror alert signs if appropriate. Sheep are born looking for a way to die. Goats kind of remedy that as best as they can.
Now they call me Jesse and my brother Cooter...
A lot better fed than our wild goats.............
“Shee are born looking for a way to die.”
Now THAT is funny!!!
Is the goat’s name “Mitch” by any chance?
There is a scruffy old goat in the Senate from Kentucky, you know.
Sheep are born looking for a way to die. Goats kind of remedy that as best as they can
funny, and sadly true.
My biggest loss of ewes was due to tipped over sheep. Cool sleeping nights after a lush spring evening out on pasture and I would see twenty or so hooves pointing straight up in the air at sunrise. You have to get them righted within 3 hours or they suffer nerve and organ damage due to the pressure.
Couple years ago, I was driving along a country road in Pennsylvania and saw a man and some huge dog or something in the distance. As I got closer, I could see the animal had a pack on it. Still couldn’t identify it.
Then, as I passed, I realized the pack animal was a goat.
Turns out the guy was doing a cross country walk raising money for an orphanage with his pet goat. I made a pretty good pack animal.
we raise meat goats....and sometimes we have to bottle feed a few ( 15 this birthing season due to being very cold during this birthing season}....once we hand feed them they can be used for pack animals. We get great prices for hand fed. Can be the most dangerous animal on the farm. I hate hand feed goats...been gorged a few times
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