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Collierville couple finds four-legged surprise in backyard

Wayne Hyatt was surprised Tuesday morning to look out and see a brown and white goat in his fenced yard in Collierville.

Her name was Minerva, and Hyatt knew that because the person who left her also left a bag with hay and goat chow, along with a note.  It introduced Minerva and said the writer - it was signed only "M" - heard Vera Hyatt was a nice lady who was kind to animals.

The note said the writer's stepfather would not let the person to keep the goat.

Minerva has a new home, but not at the Hyatts.  Collierville Animal Services Director Nina Wingfield said an agency staffer Stephanie Lacobucci took the goat to her farm in north Mississippi.

"There's 11 more goats she can be friends with," Lacobucci said, "(along with) turkeys chickens, cats, bunnies.  They all hang out together and eat together."

And, Lacobucci said, the family could get even bigger.

"She'll probably have some babies I'm hoping," she said. "She'll just live out here eating the hay and the grass.  She's got eight acres to roam on."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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