Issued Wednesday 6 June 2018
Lebron the G.O.A.T is finally captured in the driveway of a property in Cranbourne North.
It was all in a day’s work for the City of Casey Local Laws team last month when they were called to a street in Cranbourne North after reports of a roaming goat near Courtenay Gardens Primary School.
The goat (known affectionately as Lebron) clearly did not want to wait for the crossing supervisor to do his job as he broke into run along the street with Local Laws officers in hot pursuit.
After quite the chase, he was finally cornered in the driveway of a property not far from the school.
Local Laws Officer Nick Haviaridis, part of the rescue crew, was surprised at how fast the goat was moving.
“Lebron led us on a merry chase, it took us nearly 20 minutes to corner and capture him. We had to use three different vehicles to run him down. Definitely a feisty character,” he said.
"It’s not unusual for us to get calls like this. Because our municipality includes both rural and suburban areas, animals can often roam onto local streets.”
Following unsuccessful attempts to locate the owner, Lebron has now been rehomed outside of Casey.