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Wandering pygmy goats take 'day trip' in officer's patrol car

By Ben Hooper

April 24 (UPI) -- A Maine police officer took a pair of wandering pygmy goats for a drive around town and snapped pictures of the animals until their owner could be found.

The Belfast Police Department posted pictures to Facebook showing a pair of goats found in a parking lot by Sgt. Fitzpatrick, who loaded the goats into his car.

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The post said:

"Got goats? We do, and they do not belong to us. We had these two little 'kids' turn up on High Street near the parking lot for the rail trail. They are currently riding around with Sgt. Fitzpatrick, serenading him in goat music. Though he is thankful for the company on this cool Sunday morning, he would gladly return them to their owners. He is running out of vegetables to feed them."

The department said in a follow-up post that the owner of the goats, named Louis and Mowgli, was identified and the "kids" were taken home.

"Louis and Mowgli enjoyed their day trip with Sgt. Fitzpatrick but alas, all good things come to an end. Perhaps in the next budget year we can inquire as to getting some patrol goats," the department said.

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