Goat on the loose in Mountain Brook captured - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Goat on the loose in Mountain Brook captured

(Source: Greg Bailey) (Source: Greg Bailey)

For about a week, a goat has been loose in Mountain Brook.

"I've been getting about 2-3 calls a day," said Mountain Brook Animal Control officer Preston Sloan.

But each time Sloan responded to the reported sighting, the goat was gone.

"He's pretty elusive," said Sloan.

That is, until Aristotle ended up in the backyard of a home on East Briarcliff Road Saturday afternoon.

The homeowner knew a family in Pell City that handles goats.

The Mountain Brook homeowner called their friends in Pell City who came and wrangled little Aristotle.

"The little goat was in the backyard," described farm manager Greg Bailey, "It was about a five minute chase and we finally ended up having to run it into the Allen's actual house in the porch, sun room type place and we ran him in there and was able to corner him and get him."

Bailey and the farm owners took Aristotle to their stables in Pell City.

They believe he's a dwarf goat about 2 to 3 years old.

"He's scared to death but other than that it was pretty funny, he don't particularly like dogs, but other than that he's doing great.  He's a very healthy goat.  I'm sure the owners whoever they are would love to have him back," said Bailey.

WBRC, animal control and the farm owners have reached out to the owner, who posted about his missing goat on Facebook.

So far, we haven't heard back from the owner.

We will keep you updated when we do hear back from him and when he's reunited with his pet.

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