Friday 23 March 2018

This policeman reunited two miniature goats with their owner and it looks like a really great day at work

By Georgia Humphreys

Sergeant Daniel Fitzpatrick said goats Louis and Mowgli had been “good company”.

A US policeman had to handle a rather different case of runaways after a pair of miniature goats escaped from their home.

The pygmy goats, who are adorably named Mowgli and Louis, went off wandering the streets in Belfast, Maine. They were later discovered intruding a woman’s garage by Sergeant Daniel Fitzpatrick.

The officer cleverly used a cat lead to bring the goats, who had been snacking on cat food, into his squad car. He then fed them carrots and celery as he drove around looking for their owner.

Oh, and he also took a selfie with the cute duo. As you would…

Luckily, there was a happy ending to the goats’ escape too – the owner’s daughter saw a Facebook post from Sergeant Fitzpatrick and later picked up the pair.

What a fun day at work for Sergeant Fitzpatrick, anyway – the officer called the runaways “good company”.

And he said he might add patrol goats to the next police budget. Yeah, we really hope that actually happens…

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