Our bleating hearts… RIP Gary the Goat dead at six years old

Gary, one half of a comedy duo with Jim Bazoobis, was euthanised last night after doctors discovered a bleed from an acute heart tumour. Photo via Gary The Goat's 1.7 million-fan Facebook page.
Gary, one half of a comedy duo with Jim Bazoobis, was euthanised last night after doctors discovered a bleed from an acute heart tumour. Photo via Gary The Goat's 1.7 million-fan Facebook page.

He was bought for ‘a carton of Emu Bitter’, took on the garden cops in Sydney, and had more than 1.7 million Facebook fans. 

But now internet legend Gary the Goat has gone to the big paddock in the sky. 

Gary, a South African Saanen milk goat and one half of a comedy duo with Jim Bazoobis, was euthanised last night after doctors discovered a bleed from an acute heart tumour. 

Bazoobis, aka James Dezarnaulds, wrote a moving tribute on Gary’s page.

But Gary beat the charges on appeal, with the magistrate ruling Mr Dezarnaulds didn’t take him to the park with the specific aim of vandalism. 

Photo via Gary the Goat's Facebook page.

Photo via Gary the Goat's Facebook page.

“We'll all miss you Gary,” Mr Dezarnaulds wrote. 

“You gave so much happiness to so many people. Rest In Peace, mate. xo”