INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. - The elusive goat that was seen wandering around the neighborhoods of Inver Grove Heights has been captured, according to the police department.

Police first posted about their "investigoation" on Sept. 9 after taking calls about the animal showing up around town. They asked all concerned citizens who spotted the creature to call authorities to report his whereabouts.

The department also couldn't help but have a little fun with the fact there was a goat -- or a G.O.A.T. -- on the lam ...

***UPDATE ON THE LOOSE GOAT*** We have contacted the proper authorities and they have advised us they will be taking...

Posted by Inver Grove Heights Police Department on Monday, September 10, 2018

But after days of searching and following up on reported sightings, Inver Grove authorities say the goat was found and humanely captured Thursday morning.

In case you haven’t “HERD”...WE “GOAT’EM”. The IGH goat on the lam is now in custody. After an extended search,...

Posted by Inver Grove Heights Police Department on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Police say the goat will now go to a Minnesota-based shelter for farm animals and thanked all who took interest in their little "IGH Goat."