UPDATE: Fugitive goat nabbed by Alaska State Troopers

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Update
Alaska State Troopers say a fugitive goat is now in custody.

AST says Troopers Lemay and McKenney found the little guy on Tuesday, dodging cars near a local freeway. The Troopers were able to wrangle the wayward farm animal and place him in their car.

Original Story
An escaped Alaska goat continued to elude capture despite a widely shared social media request by animal control officers for public assistance.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Control officers were on the lookout for the elusive goat first reported missing Monday around 10 a.m.

Officials say the goat was still on the loose as of noon Tuesday.

An animal control official says the "savvy" male range goat is used to being in a herd and is not a pet.

The office asked the public to contact a law enforcement phone number in a social media post shared more than 500 times.

Sightings by area residents were reported on Facebook, including at least one post with photos of the roving goat.

The goat was allegedly captured.
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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

Channel 2's Gilbert Cordova added to this story
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