September 29, 2015 9:03 pm
Updated: September 30, 2015 12:13 pm

Tim Hortons goat likely the butt of a joke; rodeo official says it’s not funny

Saskatchewan RCMP released this photo of a goat found at a Tim Hortons in Martensville.

Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

A goat which made headlines for refusing to leave a Tim Hortons in Saskatchewan has turned out to be the butt of a joke. The goat was one of three being used in the University of Saskatchewan rodeo team’s annual event just north of Saskatoon on the weekend.

Katie Dutchak, co-founder of the team, says it’s believed the goat from Alberta was kidnapped and let loose in the coffee shop’s parking lot.

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Team members are thankful it is back safe and sound, but Dutchak says tampering with animals isn’t funny.

She says rodeo participants have been warned they could face suspension if officials find out they had anything to do with the prank.

Staff at the Tim Hortons in Martensville near Saskatoon called RCMP after they tried to get the animal out of the shop, but it kept coming back in through the automatic doors.

Officers took the goat to an animal hospital, where staff were able to trace the animal back to Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alta.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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