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Brooklyn’s subway goats captured, saved by Jon Stewart

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“Two very baaaaad boys.”

Via NYCTSubway

We’re not kidding (heh): Two goats got loose on the subway on Monday, roaming free in Brooklyn along the N line and very briefly causing delays on the D and N lines.

“A new one for us (we think),” reads an update by the NYCTSubway Twitter account. “Two goats are roaming along the N line tracks in Brooklyn. They’re safe and not currently affecting service, but they are on the run. We’ll keep you posted.”

How the goats got there, or where they came from, is still a mystery. (The New York Times notes that there are slaughterhouses in the area, and it’s not the first time animals have escaped that fate.) As of 1:10 p.m., the goats had been cleared from the tracks and subway service was back to normal.

The MTA may have called them “very baaaaad boys,” but they looked pretty adorable to us.

The story does have a happy ending: Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, picked up the goats in Brooklyn and brought them to Farm Sanctuary, a shelter in Watkins Glen, New York. “[T]hey will receive medical examinations and the world-class, individualized care,” a spokesperson for the shelter told the Times in a statement.

The goat adventure also served as a reminder of another time adorable animals got loose on the subway: In 2013, a pair of kittens were rescued from the subway tracks along the B and Q lines at Church Avenue in Brooklyn, and were eventually successfully rescued and rehomed.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter came through with plenty of goat jokes: