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Goat as mascot? Push under way in Mexico, Misssouri

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MEXICO, Mo. (AP) -- A goat that wandered the northeast Missouri town of Mexico continues to be a popular figure even after its capture, so much so that an effort is under way to make it Mexico's official mascot.

KXEO radio reports that businesswoman Nikki Leach has begun a petition drive to have Mexico officially adopt the goat as its mascot. She says it makes sense because Mexico is an agriculture-based community with thriving F-H and FFA chapters.

Leach has spoken with city and Chamber of Commerce officials.

The goat was spotted numerous times in Mexico between Aug. 21 and its capture earlier this week. A Facebook fan page for the itinerant animal includes more than 8,000 followers.

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Information from: KXEO-AM, http://info.kxeo.com

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