Maine town at odds with farmer over highway goats

7/23/2014 12:45 AM
By Associated Press

SIDNEY, Maine (AP) — A Maine town is having problems with goats repeatedly escaping from a farm and grazing on the side of Interstate 95.

The Morning Sentinel ( reports Sidney, Maine officials say Mark Gould's goats were seen grazing astride the highway near mile marker 122 on Sunday and Monday. State law says a domestic animal cannot trespass on government-owned property and the animal's owner could be subject to a fine.

Sidney officials say a state-maintained fence in the area is designed to keep animals off the road, but it isn't working. Gould has previously said the state is at fault for not properly maintaining the fence.

Gould was summoned for animal trespassing charges in 2011 after some of his cows grazed along the highway.

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