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Lost-then-found goat finally goes to a good home

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The Hall family just got one more kid.

Ken Hall attended an auction held by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning. Officials were hoping to give away a lost goat that was found wandering in the road about a month ago.

Seven people went to the auction, and the winner was selected by pulling a raffle ticket from a hat.

“I’m glad it’s over,” said Art Forgey, a sheriff’s spokesman. Officials tried to auction the goat like they would for any other impounded livestock on Oct. 20, but they weren’t able to sell it like normal.

Hall said he will take the goat home as an anniversary present for his wife.

The goat, which Hall named “Billy,” most likely came from a herd, and it is friendly enough to be a pet.

“It will make someone happy,” said Forgey, “but that’s a strange anniversary present.”

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