Bring Peanut home: Geraldton Christian College’s baby goat goes missing

Anna CoxMidwest Times
Geraldton Christian College's goat Peanut.
Camera IconGeraldton Christian College's goat Peanut. Credit: Supplied

Staff at Geraldton Christian College strongly suspect one of their goats was stolen from school grounds after going missing over the weekend.

Police are investigating the apparent theft from the Strathalbyn school, with those responsible gaining access to the livestock area and taking a four-month-old female goat named Peanut.

Peanut is one of the school’s three goats and it’s believed she disappeared from the enclosure some time on Sunday afternoon or night.

The enclosure is secure, but staff say it’s unlikely the goat would have escaped without assistance.

GCC principal Sophia De Lange said she was hoping the community would be able to help reunite Peanut with her mother.

“Peanut’s mum, Oreo, has been calling out for her kid since she went missing,” she said.

“I have done several tours for new prospective parents at the college, and it was so sad to hear the poor mama goat in such distress.”

Students will return from holidays next week and will be devastated about Peanut’s absence.

GCC teacher Derek Goforth said: “The goats, chickens and other animals form an integral part of all the students’ education and play an important part for all the staff and students welfare, from kindy to Year 12. Peanut’s absence will be felt by all.

“My boy has been coming over the holidays to feed Peanut, Oreo and Coco — he is beside himself with worry.”

The college is asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious between 12pm on Sunday and 6am on Monday morning to contact them on 9938 9100 or police.

Peanut is described as brown and black with a white spot on her forehand and black stripe down her spine.

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