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Missing Goat in Fergus Falls

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A live church nativity scene has been missing one of its actors for nearly a week now. Curly, a black goat, was supposed to be part of the set at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls on Christmas Eve...but got loose and ran away.

The church always tries to do something special to tell the story of Jesus's birth.

Bethlehem Luther Church parishioner,Timmy Wasson, says, "We had sheep last year at the Christmas service."

This year, a female angora goat named Curly was part of the live nativity scene during the Christmas eve service. She's said to be well behaved usually, but that night, she turned into an escape goat.

Maurya Torgerson of Fergus Falls says, "When I heard it, I was like, "Only in Fergus Falls."

Timmy Wasson says, We chased it. It was running down the middle of the street."

The goat got away on Christmas Eve and has been seen running around in people's yards, through the streets and on sidewalks. It was last seen at the old dairy plant, but there's been no reports since Wednesday.

Tony Wachlarowicz of Fergus Falls says, "It's been a lot of places. The goat's getting around."

The owner says he and other people have searched for hours to find her. They've gotten close, and even touched her, but when it seems like the chase is finally done, she pulls the wool over their eyes and takes off.

Wachlarowicz says, "I have not seen it. I would like to because I'd catch it."

"I'd probably walk in the other direction," says Torgerson.

She's a black goat who's acting more like a black sheep, but the owner says she's harmless. Since no one's seen her for a few days, people in Fergus Falls say they'll keep laughing and looking for the infamous Christmas getaway goat.

Wasson says, "Maybe there won't be any next year. Maybe there won't be any animals."

Curly's owners hope our recent snowfall will help them track her better. They say if you come across her, you can try to catch her or call Fergus Falls police.

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