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More than 75 goats, sheep escape Hackettstown Livestock Auction (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) –  Dozens of goats and sheep broke loose and invaded a Hackettstown neighborhood Wednesday night.

Police were called to the Hackettstown Livestock Auction, located at 225 West Stiger St, shortly after 9:30 p.m.

According to police, an unsecured gate was pushed open allowing more than 75 goats and sheep to escape.

Approximately 50-60 of them were herded back into the pen by police and good samaritans. Police resecured the gate with a piece of rope, police said.

Time will tell if the rest of the escapees will be joining Fred who is a goat that reportedly escaped from the Hackettstown Livestock Auction over a year ago and has roamed Hackettstown at night with a group of deer.  Hackettstown residents nicknamed the goat Fred.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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