Goat on the loose Whether it is folklore, misidentification or some new species, stories continue to come in across the country from people straining to see a glimpse of the elusive creature roaming the woods known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Not to be outdone, Humble now has its own version of an elusive, hairy creature popping up in the most unexpected places along Hamblen Road, just north of Humble. “It’s the oddest thing,” said motorist Judy Fowler. “Three times now, while I was traveling home from work, I’ve seen this huge goat on the side of the road just munching on grass.” Fowler said the goat is quite a crowd pleaser. When she got out of her car to take a picture of the creature, she noted that all kinds of people were slamming on their brakes, turning heads and pulling over to ask, “What is that? Is it a goat?” Fowler said the animal is big, much larger than those most suburban residents are accustomed to seeing in petting zoos. She said she could not imagine how much it weighs, but describes it as a big, primarily black, hairy animal with large horns and a long beard. “He’s not tied up. I saw no collar or bell. I cannot imagine where he’s wandered off from,” said Fowler. She speculated that perhaps there is an FFA barn nearby, or that some farmer has given up on repeatedly putting the goat back in his pen. “One day, I saw him eating near the fire station,” said Fowler. “I got out of my car and called the goat like you would a dog. He looked straight at me and his tail started wagging. It was the funniest thing. He seems smart and friendly, but it’s just funny to see him on the loose. He’s a real eye catcher.” Readers with information on this newcomer to the community are asked to contact The Tribune with details. We will gladly pass those details along to our readers. Humble has its own version of Sasquatch, a large black goat that appears to be living free on Hamblen Road. This photo was taken near the fire station on Hamblen Road. Photo by Kathy Parks

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