Holy Goat! Stray animal protects church in south Mississippi

July 18, 2020 GMT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A stray billy goat has made himself the guardian of a church in southwestern Mississippi.

People in the McComb area are calling it the “Holy Goat.”

The Enterprise-Journal reports that the animal has been hanging out on the steps of Rose Bower Missionary Baptist Church.

Associate minister Larry Thomas says the congregation has not been meeting during the coronavirus pandemic, so the goat is not bothering anybody.

A nearby resident, Anita Campbell, says the goat looks like “a regal king.” Her son, Greyson, said: ““Goat might be a Baaaptist.”