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    Canadian Troops Rue Afghans Getting Their Goat Tue May 7, 9:38 AM ET BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The hero of a three-day Canadian sweep through
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      Canadian Troops Rue Afghans Getting Their Goat
      Tue May 7, 9:38 AM ET

      BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The hero of a three-day
      Canadian sweep through the Tora Bora area of eastern Afghanistan
      (news - web sites) wasn't an infantryman or a special forces soldier -
      - it was Jimmy the goat.

      Soldiers from the Third Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Light
      Infantry say Jimmy took such a liking to them, he trailed them all
      over the craggy mountains as they sought out cave complexes and took
      DNA samples from suspected al Qaeda corpses.

      Each time local villagers tried to take back the goat, Jimmy would
      escape back up the mountain to the soldiers.

      "The best thing about it (the mission) was Jimmy the goat," Master
      Corporal Calvin Schrader said Tuesday. "We went up and down and he
      just followed us everywhere."

      But the villagers were not that impressed and finally retrieved him
      once and for all.

      "He eventually got eaten by the locals," Schrader said.

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