Canada police called to investigate screaming child, turns out to be crying goat

Screams coming from the woods in rural Ottawa thought to be a distressed child turned out to be a bleating goat that was having a "baaaad day," according to police.

Canadian police responded to a resident's call last week who said they heard a child calling for help in a wooded area near his property, CBC News reported.

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Officers searched in the dark for a child but didn't find anything, that is until they knocked on a neighbor's door who accounted for her three children.

A goat with its head stuck in a fence was screaming last week when a neighbor called the police, thinking it was a child in distress.

A goat with its head stuck in a fence was screaming last week when a neighbor called the police, thinking it was a child in distress.

When her husband walked in, he told the authorities "his goat had been screaming earlier."

The farmer found his goat with its head stuck in the fence.

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He told officers "the sound could be mistaken for a child screaming," and after the officers investigated it themselves they concluded: "Sure enough, it was exactly where the complainant reported the sound coming from."

Although it ended up being a lighthearted situation, authorities reminded the public to take caution.

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"All kidding aside, police are reminding residents to report suspicious activity immediately so we can check it out," officers said. "It’s always better to be safe than sorry."