Got the wrong goat: West Point cadets try to nab Navy mascot

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point cadets attempting to nab the U.S. Naval Academy’s mascot ahead of the annual Army-Navy football game ended up grabbing a different goat, according to a report.

The West Point cadets rolled up to a farm near Annapolis, Maryland that is home to Bill, the Navy mascot. But instead of grabbing Billy the No. 37 goat, they ended up with just any old goat — literally.

They grabbed Bill No. 34 — a one-horned beast that’s been retired 14 years. The New York Times reports that West Point officials say the animal was returned safely — and are investigating those responsible.

The Army-Navy game is on Dec. 11.

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