Durham's Bubba the ram is on the auction block


The nomadic animal was captured last month on Glover Road after months on the lam. Since then, Bubba has been staying at a temporary home on a farm.

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.

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.

On Friday, Durham Police announced Bubba will be auctioned off on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. at Elodie Farms at 9522 Hampton Road in Rougemont, North Carolina.

They said anyone may bid on the animal and there is no minimum amount. The money from his auction will go to pay for his boarding ($10/day = $500) and veterinary bills (about $300).

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