BFPD going to the goats

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Firefighters don’t just rescue people! On Monday, Aug. 27 Berthoud Fire Protection District firefighters spent two hours rescuing a 5-day-old baby goat from an irrigation pipe in Berthoud. The goat named “Wilson” had followed his brothers and sisters into the pipe yesterday and was the only one who couldn’t get back out. After owners’ several attempts to free the goat, they had to call for help. Approximately 20 feet of 12-inch concrete pipe had to be dug and removed just so crews could access the helpless goat. Once the pipe that the goat was trapped in was loosened, our crews reached in and pulled the animal free from the mud. The baby goat called for its mother once set free and happily pranced along her side across the pasture.

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