Those living in the Heatherwood subdivison in northwest Gainesville had unusual neighbors for a time this week.
Not everyone was happy about it.
Alachua County’s code enforcement department received a complaint on Tuesday alleging “livestock (goats) living in a converted school bus. The side of the bus has ‘One nation under goats’ painted on the side.”
Turned out it was just one goat (along with three cats and two dogs), but Robert Mackritis’ observation about his neighbors’ visitors spurred an inspector on Wednesday to visit the property on the 6000 block of NW 58th Terrace and tell the goat’s owner, Fred Schneider, that she couldn’t bring livestock into a residential area.
Schneider, who publishes onenationundergoat.blogspot.com to chronicle her adventures, told the inspector the goat would be gone from the neighborhood on Wednesday night.
Thus ended Rosie the reticent goat’s visit to Gainesville.