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Decatur goat watch continues; sightings reported every night

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

She's baaa-ack.

Southeast Decatur apparently hasn't heard the last of a mysterious goat that eluded police and escaped into the brush earlier this week.

Dispatchers said Friday that calls about black goat sightings continue to come in nightly.

Citizens in the area of Birch Street and 20th Avenue tried to trap the goat in a fence Wednesday evening, but the wily critter escaped once more, dispatchers said.

A reader e-mail to The Daily on Thursday claimed the goat had been seen near Walter Jackson Elementary that evening.

Calls to a few residents in the area yielded no confirmed goat-sightings Friday.

No one seems to know where the goat came from or to whom it belongs. Police said they had received no reports of a missing, lost or stolen goat.

The goat, believed to be a nanny, was initially spotted running into traffic last weekend.

After receiving multiple calls about the goat, Decatur police tried to chase the goat down Sunday night. After attempts to catch her by other means failed, officers tried to subdue the goat by stunning it with a Taser, but that failed too.

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