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Runaway goat grins in selfie with animal control officer

By Ben Hooper
A goat makes a happy face for a photo with a Norfolk, Va., animal control officer. Photo by Norfolk Police Department/Facebook
A goat makes a happy face for a photo with a Norfolk, Va., animal control officer. Photo by Norfolk Police Department/Facebook

NORFOLK, Va., March 29 (UPI) -- A runaway goat in Virginia smiled for a selfie with an animal control officer after a "brief foot pursuit" that police said did not end in charges.

The Norfolk Police Department said Animal Control Officers Adam Blankenship and Nicholas Calnan sprinted into action Thursday when a rogue goat was spotted wandering the streets near a school.

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"After a brief foot pursuit by the goat was apprehended," police said in a Facebook post.

The goat appeared to be smiling in a photo snapped with one of the animal control officers.

"No charges will be filed against the goat! He was just enjoying the springtime weather," the post said.

A goat on the loose in Norfolk - After a brief foot pursuit by Animal Control Officers Blankenship and Calnan the goat...

Posted by Norfolk Police Department on Monday, March 28, 2016

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