Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom


CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its
way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom.
"This is the most random story in the world," Jennifer Keathley said Tuesday, breaking out into
The break-in happened Friday when an escaped ram from a farm several miles away repeatedly butted against
a sliding glass door, breaking into the Keathley family home in Ashland County’s Sullivan Township.
Keathley’s 18-year-old son, Logan, discovered the goat in the bathroom when he returned home from school
around Friday afternoon to broken glass in the house.
Much of the break-in was recorded on the Keathley’s home surveillance camera.
Two Ashland County Sheriff’s deputies unsuccessfully tried to coax the ram, named Big Boy, out of the
home with carrots, a dog bone and grass. They eventually grabbed him by the horns and dragged him
outside where they secured him in a dog cage.
Keathley put a message out for a missing goat on a community Facebook page and received a reply with the
owner’s name and number. The apologetic owner arrived that evening and, with Keathley’s husband’s help,
loaded him onto a livestock trailer for his ride home.
The Keathley’s learned their home insurance policy covers damage from bears and deer but not goats. She
said she’s been in touch with the farmer’s insurance company. Despite applications of carpet deodorant
and urine neutralizer, she said the odor from Big Boy’s urine still lingers.
Asked about her newfound fame, Keithley said: "There’s all these awful stories in the world, people
need this."
Information from: Ashland Times-Gazette, http://www.times-gazette.com

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