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NSW court throws out case against owner of Gary the Goat

A PET goat caught chomping on protected flowers on a day out with his owner in Sydney's CBD has had the police case against him thrown out of court.

Comedian Jimbo Bazoobi was fined $440 last year when police saw his pet goat, Gary, nibbling through the garden outside the Museum of Contemporary Art.

In court today, Magistrate Carolyn Barkell accepted Mr Bazoobi's defence that the infringement notice was flawed as it had been issued to a person and not the offending goat.

In dismissing the case, she said no-one could guess "what Gary might have been whispered in his goat ear" and there was no evidence he had been encouraged to make the flowers lunch.

Outside court, Gary was confronted by the media pack.

Mr Bazoobi said he had bought his best friend for a case of beer last year.

Topics:  animals crime fine goat sydney


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