A flock of goats that disappeared from a Wheatbelt farm over Easter has been returned.
Greg and Ruth McGough farm at Mawson, east of Quairading.
The couple made an impassioned plea on ABC Radio last week, after the 66 goats disappeared under suspicious circumstances on Easter Monday.
Ms McGough says she could hardly believe her eyes when she looked out her kitchen window late on Friday and saw the animals wandering near the boundary of their farm.
“I’m over the moon. I’m not crying today,” she said.
“It was a wonderful outcome. They’re very spooked though so they have been harassed and badly handled but we have got them back.”
She says what happened to them will probably remain a mystery.
“They were absolutely terrified,” she said.
“We couldn’t get anywhere near them and these are goats that we can hand feed, you know, they’re nearly pets, so they’ve been absolutely terrified by the handling of these people who tried to take them.”
The couple remains convinced a rustler is operating in the area.