Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Human Interest

Someone gets his goats (and pigs)

GETTING HIS GOATS

As State You're In goes to press, we regret to inform you that Elvis the fainting goat, the featured petting zoo entertainment at Red Wing Restaurant in Groveland, is still missing. Elvis, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances for four days in 2012, was abducted along with 12 other myotonic goats, whose condition causes their leg muscles to freeze when startled. Until they learn how to prop themselves against something sturdy, they tend to fall over if you surprise them. Also nabbed were a couple of pot-bellied pigs that we suspect don't move much to begin with. "I just want them back," co-owner Patrick Borsey told the Daily Commercial. "I have taken them on and they are like family. Every single one of them. Some have been born on the farm. I'm just hoping none of them had made it to anyone's dinner tables." Borsey is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the return of the animals. Tipsters should contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at (352) 343-2101 or the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477. Or call Red Wing Restaurant at (352) 223-8533. We know that our readers travel the state a good bit, always with a keen eye on their surroundings.

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