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Cheeky 'Houdini' looking for home

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 6 February, 2012 - 11:56 AM
A still from Channel 7's footage of the goat capture

UPDATE: A baby goat that had eluded capture for more than a week was caught in Royal Park on Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday morning, Neil Mitchell spoke to Jody Edarmo, Shelter Manager at the Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne.

Jody said they've named the goat Houdini because of its incredible ability to avoid capture on multiple occasions.

She added that if an owner doesn't come and claim the goat, Houdini will be available for adoption.

Listen below.

VIDEO: Scroll down to watch.

The goat was spotted on a football oval near Royal Parade shortly before 2pm Monday, where it was wrangled by a television camera crew.

'Lefty', a loyal listener to Denis Walter's Afternoon Program, rang in and said: "Melbourne can relax, they've caught the goat."

He said the cheeky animal put up a 'good fight,' but when all was said and done, it was VicPol: 1 and Goat: 0.

Listen to Lefty's dramatic account below.

WAT:CH People in pursuit of the goat (Channel 7 News)


EARLIER: Authorities are still trying to catch a goat that's been on the run for days in the vicinity of the Melbourne Zoo, in Parkville, for days.

The goat was first sighted last week, with 3AW callers reporting that it was running around on the Tullamarine Freeway.

On Monday, Neil Mitchell again took calls with witnesses describing police officers in a fierce pursuit of the suspect.

We will stay with the story all night if we have to!


PLAY: Caller 'Lefty' confirms the goat has been captured

PLAY: On Tuesday Morning, Neil crosses to the Lost Dogs home where 'Houdini' spent the night

PLAY: Channel 7 cameraman on how he took the goat down

PLAY: 3AW Radio with the latest on 'goat watch'

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Fantastic work Neil Mitchell you are the best if it wasn't for you and 3AW nobody would know what is going on. I hope you stay at 3AW for another 20 years.

    Colin Tuesday 7 February, 2012 - 12:08 PM
  • A goat on the run.. you have to be ..KIDDING ..

    Lisa Monday 6 February, 2012 - 5:51 PM
  • Goat at large in the city! Sportsfans fighting over a shirt! AW sure do know how to cover the big ones!

    Ken of Euroa Monday 6 February, 2012 - 1:10 PM
  • you need "Con the Greek", as long as it's "just one goat!"

    Joe Garra Monday 6 February, 2012 - 12:45 PM
  • Not much going on,slow news day again>.

    Steve Monday 6 February, 2012 - 12:09 PM

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