UPDATE: The pair of goats spotted on the Interstate 49 bridge near Greenland have been euthanized.
According to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the goats were killed upon the owner’s request.
An official with AGFC said the owner of the goats was on the bridge with a bucket of feed, trying to coax the goats to move.
The effort was unsuccessful, and the owner was reportedly afraid the goats were going to cause a traffic accident, requesting that they be put down.
“Once it was safe to do so our wildlife officer dispatched the goats,” the official said.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office originally told KNWA/FOX24 the goats were safely removed from the bridge on Monday.
Arkansas State Police spokesperson said Troopers were not involved in the removal of the animals.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A pair of goats were spotted, apparently stranded, on an Interstate 49 bridge near Greenland on Monday.
Central EMS said they received multiple calls from motorists regarding the two goats.
The pair was spotted around mile marker 53 near Greenland.