Goat on the loose

February 14, 2008 1:53:26 PM PST
A goat is on the loose in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Buckwheat the goat has run away from home. She is a cream-colored goat and weighs 150 pounds.

Buckwheat escaped from her owner's home in Bensalem through a hole in the fence Saturday and on Monday wound up almost two miles away in Feasterville at Mary Noe's back door.

"I pulled into the driveway, turned the car off and I saw a goat looking at me and I thought I hope I'm not hallucinating!" Mary Noe of Feasterville, Pennsylvania said.

With six-inch long horns, Buckwheat has been sighted several times since taking off, occasionally ramming her head against doors as she wanders.

Owner Iris Star saved Buckwheat and her pals Kellogg and Applejack from the slaughterhouse 10 years ago and is worried sick.

"She's probably very skittish and right now she's hungry and cold. I'm worried that somebody's going to get hurt if she runs out into traffic. She's not used to cars," Iris Star said.

Wisely deciding they're trained to deal with criminals, not livestock, Lower Southampton police called Warminster Animal Control, which has arsenal of tools ready to capture Buckwheat when she's found.

If Buckwheat should show up on your door, leaver her alone and call police. They'll make sure she gets back home with the rest of the goats.