Stolen baby goat found abandoned five miles from home

Ethan Ellis from Beccles found Poppy by the side of the road in Wood Lane, Mutford. Photo: Suffolk P

Ethan Ellis from Beccles found Poppy by the side of the road in Wood Lane, Mutford. Photo: Suffolk Police - Credit: Archant

A baby goat who went missing from a petting zoo in Oulton Broad has been found safe and well five miles away.

Poppy, a small goat, was found by a passing driver a week after she was last seen on November 11.

Ethan Ellis, 17, spotted the animal as he was driving home.

Mr Ellis, who lives in Shadingfield near Beccles, said: 'I had an old coat in the back of my car which I used to pick her up.

'She was a bit sheepish hiding in the long grass, but she was quite tame when I got her in the car.'

Mr Ellis and his family looked after the animal for a few days and saw online that she was missing from the Pets Corner Farm Park in Oulton Broad and arranged to return her.

She was made comfortable in her new temporary home and stayed among the ducks and chickens which the family keep.

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In a police statement, a spokesman said that the goat had been stolen from the farm park.

It is not known how the kid ended up so far away.