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Thieves Steal Goat From Zoo,Return it After Painting Its Nails
New York Daily News ^ | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 | MEENA HART DUERSON

Posted on 10/10/2012 10:27:46 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A woman and her accomplice were caught on tape taking a 6-month-old goat named Billy from a California petting zoo in the middle of the night. They later returned him with his nails painted pink.

Call her the pedicure bandit.

A woman was caught on tape stealing a goat from a California petting zoo on Sunday, which she later returned — after painting its nails.

Billy the goat was taken from his enclosure at the PB Pumpkin Patch in San Diego’s Pacific Beach around 2 a.m. Sunday, and the whole heist was captured on surveillance cameras.

In the video, a ponytailed young woman can be seen scaling a fence and scooping Billy up, who she then carries off into the night.

She and her fellow goat burglar, who can also be seen on the tape, later dropped the 6-month-old animal off in perfect condition, sporting a hot pink pedicure.

“We’re OK that we have our goat back,” Darryl Dadon, the owner of the pumpkin patch, told San Diego’s ABC 10 News. “We’re not OK that they jumped the fence and stole our goat.”

Nothing else appeared to have been taken from the property.

Dadon says the good-natured goat is very popular with the staff, and he can almost understand why someone would want to take him home.

“[He] jumps on your lap and kisses you. He’s really sweet,” he said. “He’s almost like a dog.”

Dadon said now that he has his goat back, he is not interested in pressing charges, though the goat still bears the scars of its abduction.

“We’ve tried to remove [the polish] but it’s not coming off,” Dadon told The Huffington Post.

As far as Dadon is concerned, the burglars likely got what they deserved and don’t need further punishment. “[Goats] go to the bathroom a lot,” he told ABC. “I can only imagine what their house looks like. It’s kind of karma for them.”


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1 posted on 10/10/2012 10:27:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Kinky

2 posted on 10/10/2012 10:40:08 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

You’ve got to be kidding....


3 posted on 10/10/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by mikrofon (Goat - Jeez)
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To: nickcarraway

The infamous Pacific Beach Woolite junkies no doubt.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 10:44:47 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: nickcarraway
“We’re OK that we have our goat back,” Darryl Dadon, the owner of the pumpkin patch, told San Diego’s ABC 10 News. “We’re not OK that they jumped the fence and stole our goat.”

Sounds like somebody got his goat.

5 posted on 10/10/2012 10:56:25 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: nickcarraway

Everyone’s going pink this month.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 10:56:53 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t know goats have ‘nails’ .... thought they had hooves. Well ... I learned something new today.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 11:44:05 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: layman

You’ve never walked by a goat beauty parlor?


8 posted on 10/10/2012 11:53:14 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
You’ve never walked by a goat beauty parlor?

Well ... sure ... but I always assumed they just went there to have their beards trimmed.

9 posted on 10/10/2012 12:08:43 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Elsie

Better get some security over there.

BTW how far are you from Indianapolis? One of our good helpers husband has been given a promotion with a move in the works to there. Looks like we will lose her.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 12:23:46 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: nickcarraway

too funny. I needed this post. Thanks!


11 posted on 10/10/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: zeugma

You are welcome.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 12:42:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Utah Binger; goat granny
No one best try that with me or my buds!!



13 posted on 10/10/2012 1:08:23 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: layman
I didn’t know goats have ‘nails’ .... thought they had hooves. Well ... I learned something new today.

Yup; and if they don't wear down by them walking on rough ground, you have to trim them back; just like horses hooves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdmtT4Pj46g

14 posted on 10/10/2012 1:11:01 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: nickcarraway

Can you describe your abductors?
 
Did they hurt you in any way; other than the, ahem, pink; of course.

Can you think of ANY reason they'd DO this to you?

It does make you look a bit more fetching.

Don't give ME a flehmen response just for asking these questions!

15 posted on 10/10/2012 1:17:37 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
BTW how far are you from Indianapolis?

In miles or politics??

The first: about 15.

The second: 3.4 light years.

16 posted on 10/10/2012 1:19:12 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Liberty Valance

LOL


17 posted on 10/10/2012 1:26:46 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: zeugma
Just WHO you callin' FUNNY?



18 posted on 10/10/2012 1:32:16 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: nickcarraway

Now that the “Big Bird” strategy has failed, maybe Obama will make this incident his next big campaign issue.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

Obama pedicures?


20 posted on 10/10/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: layman
your right, goats have a cloven hoof like a cow and need to be trimmed about every 4 months...the hoof will grow and start to embed itself in the living part of the hoof...causes lameness if you cannot clip it out of the middle of the hoof. Its also painful for the goat...In the wild, they have enough terrain to keep the hoof from turning into its self...
21 posted on 10/10/2012 3:10:10 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Elsie; nickcarraway
Hows your goat with the false pregnancy....(I keep forgetting her name :O( but I think you said elly may. If anyone mess's around with your babies, I'll come help you clear out those 2 legged varmits...I'll bring my 20 gage. We goat people stick together and can be real touchy when it come to our goats.....:O) Had to have my son take out a stray dog that was trying to get into the pasture...only happened once thank God, its no fun shooting a dog, but lots of fun killing a coon, I Hate Coons..nasty critters Thanks for the ping nick
22 posted on 10/10/2012 3:22:23 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: layman

oops, mistake I don’t think cows have cloven hoofs, just woke up from nap and brain is still in sleep mode..


23 posted on 10/10/2012 3:29:34 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Cows DO have cloven hoofs.


24 posted on 10/10/2012 3:43:36 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
thanks, I was right even when I though I was wrong...I had a picture come into my head of what I though a cows hoof was like, I think the brain gave me a picture of a horses hoof. Time for a cup of coffee to wake me up...:O)

We had a cow on the farm, she ended up being tasty. One day I called her into the barn for her daily bucket of grain and hubby went around her with our hand sprayer to keep those horrid horse flys off her and when he got to her back end, she slightly shifted her weight and landed on his foot...I didn't know a man could scream that good, but with her head in the grain bucked, he couldn't push a 1500 pound cow off his foot....I had to back off with the grain to get his foot free, but he was lucky, that barn had a dirt floor, the other big barn had cement floor, it use to be at some time in its past a barn for milking cows...now that would have crushed his foot...

Lots of farmers get hurt on the job, usually its with equipment, and sometimes a hungry cow named Spot...

25 posted on 10/10/2012 4:10:38 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: nickcarraway
Obama pedicures?

"Dat's right, dat's right, everbody gittin' Obama pedicures.....got to keep Obama in president....you poor, you a minority, you disabled, you on food stamps....you git a Obama pedicure!"

26 posted on 10/10/2012 5:31:13 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: goat granny
I had a horse when I was a teenager and I rode Sugarfoot all over what is now densely populated west Houston. Back then it was unfenced fields and rice fields. Sugarfoot stepped on my bare foot one time and I was crippled for a week or longer.
27 posted on 10/10/2012 6:19:54 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

On a bare foot is worse than having shoes on. Yikes...and horses wear shoes...I was wondering if it broke any foot bones...the foot has lots of bones in it...


28 posted on 10/10/2012 6:33:44 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

My horse wasn’t shod either. :)


29 posted on 10/10/2012 6:45:35 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: goat granny

Yup, Ellie Mae. (The brown one next to Casper on the shelf.)

She’s fine; just needs milked a lot!

(I didn’t sign up for this! ;^)


30 posted on 10/11/2012 4:17:59 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

thats not a LOL, its a chuckle. :O) Bless her little heart....and big udder..


31 posted on 10/11/2012 1:41:33 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Second goat escaped with only ONE foot painted!!

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/super-excited-baby-goat/1jreoe46t?from=email,dest_en-us&cpkey=6c5d980a-3191-471a-b094-442afc8fe126%7c%7c%7c%7c


32 posted on 10/11/2012 2:11:09 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

LOL that kid was born on speed...loved it....thx...


33 posted on 10/11/2012 9:44:50 PM PDT by goat granny
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