Monday, May 4, 2015

Goat on a boat causes problems for Navy officer

USS Lake Erie - An adorable pygmy goat may have created a mess for a top Navy officer.

Capt. John Banigan, the commanding officer of the cruiser USS Lake Erie, has been removed amid an investigation into, among other things, Banigan’s transport of a pygmy goat named “Master Chief Charlie” to California.

The goat — a photogenic, well-groomed, brown-and-white sidekick — apparently has been serving as the unofficial mascot of the USS Lake Erie for a few years.

But here’s where the ship command may have run into trouble: When Master Chief Charlie was brought along for the ride from Hawaii to San Diego, Banigan may have violated California regulations on transporting livestock, the Navy Times reports. More


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