In this April 24, 2019 image made from video provided by the NYPD, a New York City police officer holds a pygmy goat after it was found wandering around a backyard in the Queens borough of New York. Police brought the goat to a city animal shelter and it will be brought to the Skylands Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, N.J. (New York City Police Department via AP)

New York police rescue 'GOAT ... and it's not @TomBrady'

April 27, 2019 - 3:31 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — "There's a new GOAT in town, and it's not @TomBrady..."

That's what the New York Police Department tweeted after rescuing a crying pygmy goat that had mysteriously wandered into a Queens backyard this past week.

Officers named it Josh and delivered it to a city animal shelter for a meal of hay.

Josh will soon go to the Skylands animal sanctuary in New Jersey, where Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, sent a bull headed to a slaughterhouse that escaped on a Queens street three years ago.

In a video police released Friday, an officer is seen cradling the goat in her arms, saying, "It's OK. ... He's so cute."

And no, it's not Brady, whose nickname, GOAT, stands for the "greatest of all time."

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This story has been updated to correct a name spelling to Tracey instead of Tracy, and to correct the timing of the bull escape to three years ago, instead of two.

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