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Goat seen wandering Columbia captured

Goat seen wandering Columbia captured
Gordon Murray captured the goat that had been wandering Columbia with the help of his family and neighbors. (Courtesy of Gordon Murray)

On July 10, Howard police said a goat that had been spotted near Howard Community College and around Columbia last week had been picked up by animal control.

No owner came forward to claim the goat, police spokeswoman Lori Boone said Monday, so authorities released it to a sanctuary. She declined to say which sanctuary the goat went to.

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Resident Gordon Murray said he, with the help of neighbors, captured the goat near Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia on July 10.

Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said the goat was found to be in good health and was “happily settled at our animal control facility” before being released to the sanctuary.

WJZ, the local CBS station, first published an image of the black-spotted creature July 9. Howard County Animal Control had been searching for the goat last week.

A resident shared a video of the goat roaming near a tree.

WBAL reported July 10 the goat was near Howard Community College.

“Maybe wants to sign up for our KIDS on Campus summer camp program?” the college tweeted.

And Howard lawmakers are apparently full of jokes.

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