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
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
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Anymore sighting recently? Driving around tonight for Xmas lights and the deer herd was crossing the tracks...no goat!
I saw it tonight about 4:30 coming out of the woods across from the livestock auction. It looked pretty healthy.
Goats are herding animals. Whoever wants to catch it, might be able to lure it with another goat.
Just saw the goat crossing the station lot and headed to a house on Valentine Street and then I saw him double back a couple minutes later. Based on how fast and how skittish he is, there will be no catching him until he is good and ready to be caught!
Last time I saw the goat was in the tax assessor's office swearing up and down about how he was not going to be able to deduct his property tax anymore.
You did mean old goat, didn't you?
Was he alone or with the deer herd? Also any recent pictures? This goat has become the big foot of Hackettstown!
Did he escape from an old man who kept him tied to a pickup truck and beat him with a hickory stick after drinking "Jimmy Bean" all day?
Maybe the goat is trying to find and free the other goats at the "Farm by Licon Lighting".
You build bridges your entire life, you catch one goat and are you known as a bridge builder? No, you're a goat herder... LOL
I saw the goat last night. It was chasing three deer in the station parking lot. He stopped at tracks as the deer fled towards the woods.
I thought it was a coyote at first..
Funny to see a goat chasing them.
Just seen the goat in the grass by the train tracks by auction house. He is adorable
I think we stay with The Beatty St Goat...it got pull and intrigue. Also anyone get a pic of him?
How about "The Great White Hope"? That covers everyone who hopes he stays free and everyone who wants him caught. LOL
I know of no body of water in that area.
There is a stream that runs right through there. I know that in this cold it will be frozen but the deer are still all kicking around so there must be water and food near by.
Saw him tonight as well, his coat has certainly thickened up and he is still happily roaming about.
Don't know if it's branches or what -- but it sort of looks like there is a person sitting on the ground on the right side of the pic. . I'm not able to enlarge the pic.
I was hoping he had some companionship!!
How about 'Kid Goat' for a name?
And is anyone setting out a bucket of luke warm water for him//her to drink?
My son and I saw the Beatty street goat tonight. He was just relaxing, peacefully chewing his cud and watching the cars go by.
The goat has joined a pack of deer. Quite cute to see, actually. I hope he enjoys life out in the wild hahaha!
I think this might be helpful.
If anyone was really serious about catching him, it could be done and in a very humane way. But I think it's better to hear all the stories about Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, the Baddest goat in the whole damn town!
Catch him!? Leroy is a legend in the barnyard. All of the animals that come and go at the auction know of him. He is what legends are made of! All of the animals speak in whispers of this mythical critter.The one that could not be tamed, breaker of rules, you know the rebel without a cause type. All of the other animals aspire to be like Leroy.
We are blessed that he chose our little town as his kingdom. Dilly Dilly!!
Dilly Dilly!!! The Beatty St GOAT cannot be tamed! Not only does he make his own rules but Deer have joined him and he is now a pack leader! This is no herd, this band of wild life now roams the streets of Hackettstown...what will they do next? Where will they be next?
Oh my gosh this thread of the goat cracks me up!! Haven’t seen him around my house in awhile
"That Goats' Weird!"
More goat updates...please. This is probably my current favorite Hackettstownian topic
Reported...another loose goat today...the Beatty st Goat has recruited deer, now other goats... when will this stop, what will he do next...
A week ago I saw a goat chasing a fawn on Beatty Street going into the train parking area. Thought I must be mistaken and it was some kind of weird dog. Guess not!
I saw him today near the train station on my way home. I told my husband and he told me that he saw this post so I figured let me hop on.
hi, what goats eat, if anyone wants to lure her in
The Beatty Street Goat is the name...it has a legendary sound to and story's will be told for generations to come...aka the Sasquach of Hackettstown
I heard this Beatty Steet Goat will be attending winterfest to score some discarded soup and chilli. And maybe nibble on an ice sculpture.
I heard if the Beatty Street Goat crosses your path you will have good luck for a week.
It seems it is rather happy, hackmom. It has made friends with the deer and often hangs out with them.
Just seen the little guy tonight run from the train parking lot to the woods by the gymnastic place he was with his deer friends! How adorable!!
On Monday our friend was 'frolicking' (I really have no other word for how they were jumping and dancing) with the younger deer. Mama deer called from the other side of the street and they both ran right across. Let me tell you, a goat is a LOT more noticeable than a deer running, LOL.
Oh great that the little goat found it's adoptive herd and is doing well ! Spring is near and hopefully they'll be more comfortable out of the snow and cold. I wonder where he sleeps to stay warm.......
I saw him too last night following his deer family by the train station!! So amazing how he found his place amongst the deer, love it!!
Beatty Billy hanging with his deers! Enjoying a snack at 7:00 tonight, near the train station.
This goat jumped through a gate during a sale at the Livestock Auction Market during late summer 2017. It was already sold, so technically the goat does have an owner. No one was able to catch it on the day of the sale, and police were told to stop calling the market when they saw it. They were given the phone number of the person who bought the goat as a contact. It was my understanding that they were told to shoot the animal if it became a problem.
I just saw the goat last night on the railroad tracks by the auction market with some deer. It has grown quite a lot since it escaped and seems to be doing well. For those concerned about the cold, many farm animals live outside year round and are already accustomed to this weather. They are not pets that know what going inside to your living room heat feels like every night.
I have several connections with people who work at the market, which is how I know this information, so I decided that I would share what I knew about the goat. It is rather funny reading some of your hypotheses about this goat, and I enjoy seeing the interest so many of you have in following it's story and whereabouts.
Looks as if the deer have welcomed him into their herd and are protecting him...I love it!!!
Friends now, but what will he do the first day of deer season. Wear a sign that says. "I AM NOT WITH THEM" Lol.
I told my mom i saw this goat running around the livestock auction. my best friend was in tears as he was not used to seeing this type of action.
I saw the goat and it’s deer pals for the first time in the wooded lot on the corner of Patricia and West Valley View about an hour and a half ago
My son saw the goat on our deck! about 1:30 the other night. There were deer in the yard waiting for him lol We live on W Valley View
I was coming home this week around 745pm and the goat was in the open field on west valley View before you hit the townhouses. He was with his deer friends and he was playing with the one chasing him around and trotting and jumping up and down. It was the funniest and cutest thing I have ever seen I wish I got a video!!
We have been watching this goat since last summer and we’re happy to see he/she has an adopted family.
The last time I saw the goat I was walking my dog at the retention pond on west valley view where I caught this video on April 12, 2018.
To me this goat represents rugged independence, freedom and grit. Each day she lives free is better than all of the days spent locked up in a pen.
that video, aww!! I Love this goat!!
3 weeks ago
That video is adorable, thanks for sharing. Wish I could him/her by my house to eat my weeds, just got over a bad case of poison ivy.
I saw the goat this morning on West Valley View; it was alone. It ran away before I could get a picture or video, but it was certainly a sight to see!
7 days ago
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