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Pike the Elusive Turnpike Goat - Finally Captured!



A very handsome, but elusive fellow.

`Pike', a goat who was living around Exit 7 on the NJ Turnpike and was seen sleeping on the beams of the overpass for the last year, was finally captured on October 3rd.

The stretch of road Pike called his home.

Bordentown animal control officers and New Jersey State Police who patrol the area called our Popcorn Park veterinarian, Dr. Bergmann and said that the turnpike goat had come down far enough on Rt. 206 where traffic could be stopped and would be the safest place to dart and sedate Pike.

Pike sedated and on his way to safety.

Police stopped traffic and Dr. Bergmann was able to dart him from a truck near the overpass on Rt. 206. Pike fell asleep while he was walking back to old haunt on the service road. He had a 2 day stay at the Burlington County Animal Shelter and then staff from Popcorn park picked him up on Monday.

Making friends with the minis next door.

He will live the rest of his life at Popcorn Park, not having to sleep under bridges and dodge traffic.

Safe and sound in his new shed with no more worries about the highway lifestyle.

11/12/2014

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