NO KIDDING!  “Billy” the goat captured at the Levite Jewish Community Center and returned

Billy the goat at the mountain Brook Country Club. ( Kaitlin McWane)

“Billy,” the mischievous and now infamous goat that has been wandering up and down Birmingham and Mountain Brook neighborhoods along the Montclair Road corridor has finally been caught and returned to his owners, according to a post by the Levite Jewish Community Center.

From the Levite JCC Facebook page.

Photo from the Levite Jewish Community Center Facebook page

We are pleased to report that — after an hour-long pursuit around the LJCC campus — we peacefully apprehended the fugitive #billythegoat and successfully returned him to his owner.

“Billy the Kid” must have known how friendly we are at the J!” ~ Brooke Bowles, Levite Jewish Community Center, Executive Director told Bham Now.

What a week!

Last Monday, Billy escaped his new owner’s grasp near the former Trinity hospital construction site. For the next 6 days the majestic and crafty goat was reportedly seen at the Mountain Brook Country Club and neighborhoods near Lawson Field and Crestwood.

Over the week, Good Samaritans caught the elusive goat, but he was able to escape them too.

Below are a few of the photos taken by locals of the adorable goat.

The good news — Bham Now has contacted Billy’s previous owner and the LJCC. They have confirmed Billy is now safe.

Welcome back Billy!  You made everyone smile this week!

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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