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Beechy stands with 'Billy the Kid' after Tuesday's capture

September 3, 2010 | 10:47 a.m. CDT
Mervin Beechy stands near the Mexico goat, known as Billy the kid, Billy Goat Gruff and just Billy, on Thursday at the Missouri Livestock Market Center in Mexico. Since capturing the runaway goat, Beechy has kept it at the stockyard during the day and transfers the goat to an undisclosed location at night because he fears for its safety and is worried someone else may try to steal it. Beechy plans to put the goat up for auction Sept. 9 with proceeds benefiting the Audrain Humane Society in Mexico.

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