A goat possibly headed to the slaughterhouse made a daring and dangerous escape into traffic on a busy highway in New Jersey.
The sure-footed animal managed to evade five Jersey City police officers for almost two hours on Tuesday, zigzagging across lanes of traffic on the Pulaski Skyway, causing traffic jams and a minor accident, according to the Associated Press.
Runaway goat (AP Photo/Jersey City Police Department/Francisco Rodriguez)
The goat, which managed to come out of the incident uninjured, was dubbed Sky by police.
Sky may have had good reason to flee: According to New York’s WPIX11, the animal had a U.S. Department of Agriculture tag and likely escaped from a truck on the way to a slaughterhouse.
The feisty animal eventually tired out, allowing officers to surround it and get a noose around its neck.
Sky’s luck has at least temporarily changed. The brown, horned creature was taken to Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City and eventually will be transferred to a farm.
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