Monday, April 28, 2014

Search continues for Elvis the fainting goat, friends

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM

click to enlarge Elvis standing proud in front of an oblivious turkey. Photo by Patrick Borsey.
  • Elvis standing proud in front of an oblivious turkey. Photo by Patrick Borsey.

Elvis standing proud in front of an oblivious turkey. Photo by Patrick Borsey.

Some believe the star attraction of Groveland's Red Wing Restaurant is the many excellent down home dishes the eatery prepares from wild game, but most children in the area are probably more enamored of Red Wing's petting zoo. That zoo was dealt a serious blow last month when some nefarious intruder made off with 13 myotonic (or "fainting") goats and a couple pot-bellied pigs; among the thieved goats was none other than Elvis, the spunky brown and white Bovidae who previously went missing for four days in 2012. Red Wing co-owner Patrick Borsey hopes Elvis and the rest of his animals will be returned as he was two years ago, quietly and without incident.

"I just want them back,” Borsey told Daily Commercial. “I have taken them on and they are like family. Every single one of them. Some have been born on the farm. I’m just hoping none of them had made it to anyone’s dinner tables.”

Borsey is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the return of his animals. Those in the know are encouraged to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 352-343-2101 or the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-4236-TIPS.

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