Goat loose on Beatty street
has anyone else seen a brown and white goat loose near the livestock auction? apparently its been loose for a few months?
yes, it has been on the run for awhile now. I have called the police station and they said no one has been able to catch it, and I don't think anyone is trying anymore. I'm concerned for his safety through the winter and also the danger of him getting hit by a car. I would love to see him caught and to live on someone's farm.. I don't think my back yard would be big enough.....
always on Valentine St on the tracks
7 days ago
If it is caught... I have a friend who has a goat farm in califon that may be able to take him.
Maybe a lucky hunter will bag some cabrito this week
7 days ago
Is anyone experienced in catching this loose goat, then he/she can be transferred to a farm. I myself have zero experience.
Is it a young goat or mature?
7 days ago
he was a very skittish goat and runs from people. Barnyard sanctuary said if anyone in the area has a yard with a fence and gate they would work with them to try and trap the goat.
Any sightings today?
Where does it generally hang out?
7 days ago
I think it hangs out near the auction and into the woods up toward buckhill.
OMG when I first saw this thread title, I thought it said Goose on Beatty Street. I guess my brain combined goat and loose. I didn't understand the big deal over a goose. Now that I realize it's a goat, oh my. I hope the poor thing is captured before it becomes a road pizza.
Yes we've seen it on the train tracks with deer, told police and they said they can't catch him.
Just seen this little guy again on west valley view called the police and stated they were ganna send someone out
Does the goat only appear by your house 4:30 / 5:00 (as you mentioned the goat's appearance twice at this time)
Someone from a sanctuary is interested in helping but I would think it would be hard to catch the goat in the dark.
If anyone has observed that the goat is at a particular location on a regular basis during the day, please post that information here.
5 days ago
Happiest girl- yes the two times ive seen it were only around 430 ish so its getting dark around then. I called the police and they said they were ganna send someone over but dont know if they did or not. I just hope they catch this little guy. Tonight he was in the open field on the left hand side as you start to approach the townhouses on west valley view
We live in the area and my daughter and I have been watching our goat friend for a few months now. He has not been hit by a car yet, seems to be eating (not skinny or malnourished looking) and is now traveling with the local herd of deer. We rarely see him alone actually. Why does he need to be caught? Growing up, my neighbors kept goats and they stayed out side year round with only a three sided structure for shelter. There are plenty of abandoned old buildings in the neighborhood woods and he seems to be staying safe somehow.
I appreciate all that the animal rescue places do but why bother an animal who has adapted?
5 days ago
Seenit, I totally understand where your coming from and your point hes been surviving for months now just dont want him to get hit by a car or anything :(
Any goat updates...i have a bucket of carrots and would like to try to help catch him, where would he likely be around 445 tomorrow?
I seen the goat yesterday by the auction house right by the train tracks he was eating grass and the cop was parked right there with his lights on him watching him so not sure if they caught him or not.
I hope if they catch him he doesn't go to slaughter. He should get a free pass after escaping. I know a couple of animal sanctuaries who might be able to take him in. Goats of Anarchy in Clifton and http://www.ranchorelaxonj.org/
My son and I were walking around today looking for the goat...we did not see him. Any suggestions on best time or place? Cam someone upload a pic? Thanks
Goatboy- I have seen him alot on West Valley View between 445 and 5 in the field on the left before the townhouses. Hes been always with the deer and then he was by the auction house yesterday. I believe hes brown and white good size goat. Hes always around west valley view and the auction area by the tracks
What are your intentions?
3 days ago
Why does he need to be caught sounds like he has been accepted in to a herd of deere doesn't seem to be starving he got away let him be free.
Is the goat around on the weekends or is this just during the week? I'm sure he doesn't underpants days of the week but more likely human traffic patterns.
Also if there is enough snow today maybe a good day to catch him, provided it slows him down.
Goats eat about everything. If he is caught Barn yard Sanctuary are the best. Keep in mind this is a farm animal the goat will be fine with the cold. I am always going that way have yet to see him. Maybe if people would actually follow the speed limits in those areas he won't get hit. The police can only do so much. They can sit by the auction and hand out speeding tickets. Unfortunately the police are going into their very busy season. Keeping us all safe on the road from holiday drunk drivers.
The goat goes to Beattysville on the weekends.
2 days ago
If he's the same one that comes to my yard, I live on Russling Rd and he goes to my sons house which is right down the road on Old Vienna, He's been running for about a year or more. We always see him with about 5-6 deer. He was just in my yard last night with 5-6 deer. This was about 10 p.m.
I've only seen in in moon light and last night by flashlight, but honestly, he reminds me more of a ram. He looks like he needs to be sheared. When my son saw him last winter he said his horns curved around. His dog was tied out barking and the goat/ram lowered his head and pawed at the ground. But he was definitely here last night.
So is this a goat or a ram...this is important....
Thread name could change, my screen name could change, thoughts of wild goat milk could change...etc.
We need some pictures, this is becoming like the Bigfoot of Hackettstown.
Only see goat/ram/it at night so not easy to get a picture of this creature lol. But it has been running around here for over a year. Seems to be doing pretty good and enjoying his deer friends :)
This was a while ago when our building camera caught him.
1 day ago
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