A pet goat has been swabbed by horrified cops after it was allegedly stolen from a property and sexually abused in a public bathroom.
The animal was taken from a property in Branxholm, an hour east of Launceston in Tasmania, in the early hours of June 10.
The goat was brought to a public bathroom and abused, The Mercury reported.
Scottsdale Police Sergeant Brent O’Mahony said cops had to swab the goat to see if an offence had occurred.
‘There were concerns for the welfare of the goat and a vet examination was undertaken as part of the investigation process,’ he said.
‘This process included taking DNA swabs to help determine what may have occurred during this incident.
‘Police have spoken with the goat’s owner, who has made a formal complaint to police.’
A pet goat required DNA testing after allegedly being stolen from a Tasmanian property and sexually abused (pictured, stock image of goats)
At this stage, no charges have been laid.
Mr Mahony said police were looking to speak to a man spotted in the area between the hours of two and four in the morning.
The man is described as tall and was wearing a beanie and a dark tracksuit.
Anyone with information should contact police or CrimeStoppers.
Sergeant O’Mahony said police wanted to speak to anyone in the area