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'Mystery creature' terrifies kids in northern Russia

Rescuers in Russia’s north-western city of Murmansk have faced an unusual ‘emergency situation’: a goat – an animal not often encountered above the Arctic Circle – has disturbed the everyday life of local residents.

The animal was seen peacefully strolling the streets. But some children – who had never seen this kind of species before – were frightened by this dangerous-looking beast.

However, after being caught and brought to a vet's clinic, the goat turned out to be quite good-natured and posed no threat whatsoever.

It was later discovered that the goat had escaped from local stables.

The runaway has been returned to his owner.