TODAY’S QUESTION: How much would you pay for Billy Goat Gruff?

Monday, September 6, 2010 | 8:44 a.m. CDT

Marvin Beechy lassoed Billy Goat Gruff on Aug 31. The goat was spotted all over Mexico, Mo. and had a large Facebook following (11,513 fans and counting)  before Beechy caught him, according to a previous Missourian report.

"People hire me to catch cows and stuff, and I've caught sheep and cows before, but this was my first goat," Beechy said in the report. "He can run pretty fast, and he can duck his head pretty fast, too."

Billy is set to go to auction with all the proceeds set to go to the Mexico/Audrain Animal Shelter.

How much would you pay for Billy Goat Gruff?

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Robert Worstell September 6, 2010 | 11:29 a.m.

Of note - The Midwest Regional Livestock Center will have their auction on Thursday Sept 9. Goats and sheep are after lunch, about 1pm - get there early and have a coffee and lunch at the Diner - plus visit Billy in person back in the 'yards.

Directions to get there and place your bid in person:

Mark your calendar - plan to attend - Free Billy!

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Carlos Sanchez September 7, 2010 | 6:12 a.m.

$5.00 a plate but I want Billy Goat Gruff deep pit cooked until it is nice and tender with all of the fixings on the side. <3

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Robert Worstell September 8, 2010 | 4:23 p.m.

Oops, the Mexico Goat isn't a meat goat - he's best at eating brush and making more little billies. But the diner has some great beef sandwiches. Come for the 1:30pm auction and find out who gets the highest bid. Proceeds to the local animal shelter... Hope the Missourian sends a reporter out. Looks like the turnout for Billy is going to be huge!

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