A camel, a cow and a donkey were discovered roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a mid-western Christmas Nativity scene.
The Goddard Police Department asked for help on Sunday in locating the owners of the “three friends traveling together (towards a northern star)".
Police said in a Facebook post that if they could not find the owners, they would be:
“halfway toward a live Nativity this Christmas season."
One person who replied to the Facebook post inquired:
“Are there 3 wise looking men near?"
Another speculated that they:
“may lead you to the Second Coming".
A strange sight puzzled neighbors in Goddard, Kansas, near Wichita. https://t.co/zMKrzURXvx— FOX4 News (@FOX4 News)1574078791.0
Live Nativity scene? Authorities discover a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road. Police… https://t.co/ipqsHXwRaX— AP Oddities (@AP Oddities)1574168105.0
People had alternate theories.
@AP_Oddities @AP they’re on a pilgrimage to find our lost midwestern values in the era of Trump— BernersForBernie (@BernersForBernie)1574170755.0
@AP_Oddities @AP Like families, herds come in all shapes, sizes, and species.— Tris Yates (@Tris Yates)1574168509.0
@AP_Oddities Mary and Joseph kicked em to the curb and hitched a ride! 😝🤣🤣— ℂ𝕪𝕕 💕 (@ℂ𝕪𝕕 💕)1574173966.0
@AP_Oddities @AP Did they happen to walk into a bar?— Parks (@Parks)1574170540.0
While one person reported a similar sighting:
@AP_Oddities I saw the same thing at the White House last week. https://t.co/yrkpL2nceZ— 🅝🅐🅣🅗🅐🅝 🅐🅣🅧 (@🅝🅐🅣🅗🅐🅝 🅐🅣🅧)1574171344.0
Goddard is about 15 miles west of Wichita.
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lieutenant Tim Meyers said the animals belong to an employee of the nearby Tanganyika Wildlife Park while Goddard Police Department confirmed the owner had been located.