Missouri has new tale of Billy Goat Gruff

Friday, August 27, 2010 | 2:51 p.m. CDT; updated 11:53 a.m. CDT, Friday, September 3, 2010

MEXICO — A goat that has been wandering around the eastern Missouri town of Mexico has gained enough attention to have his own Facebook page.

But animal control officers are not amused.

KXEO reports that the goat was first seen by a motorist on Saturday near an underpass on the east side of town.

Mexico animal control officer Joe Horton says the department has received more than a dozen reports of the adult goat being seen around town, including in downtown Mexico.

Horton says animal control officers are earnestly trying to catch the goat, which is named Billy Goat Gruff.

Mexico residents are having a bit more fun with it. Someone started a Facebook fan page for the goat, which had 232 friends as of Friday morning.


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