Bubba the goat is no longer on the lam in Durham


ABC11 learned Tuesday that the nomadic animal was finally tracked down along Glover Road, which is the same place he was spotted before.

Deputies said they set up a trap Tuesday morning and within hours Bubba was captured and behind bars.

Bubba's story started in August when a woman complained about the goat spending a lot of time in her backyard. He soon moved on, and began to roam around Durham County.

Several ABC11 viewers spotted Bubba -- first on Odyssey Street, then on a front porch at an abandoned house off of Cornwallis Road.

Although at first there were fears that the goat might be aggressive, residents quickly learned that Bubba, as they named him, was no bully.

Animal Control had been unsuccessful in wrangling the sheep and no sightings of him had been reported since late August.

Since then, several rumors had surfaced about the animal's future. So, some residents said they found a farmer who was willing to take Bubba back to his farm once the animal was located.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday that Bubba will be "moved to his temporary home at a farm," but would not say the location because the farm owner requested anonymity. The Sheriff's Office has dispelled rumors that they are going to put the animal down.

In all, officials said Bubba caused about $5,000 in damage. Deputies don't know if he escaped from a farm or how exactly he ended up in Durham.

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