This scared me sooooo bad! so I'm going over with my family to see my sister for Thanksgiving, also since I"m there I was picking up a Nigerian doeling for my self and a doeling for another breeder. The morning was cold, wet and nasty. so since I didn't want the doelings to stress any more then they had to I kept the back of my bronco closed up so they would stay warmer. By late afternoon the sun came out and it was T-shirt weather, so I opened the back of my bronco so the doelings could have some freash air for a bit. I checked their crate to make sure the gate was in place and all looked good. So I run back in side to have dinner with the family, an hour later I come back out to check on the doe's and get them ready for the long drive back..... only the crate was open and there were no goats around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I nearly started crying on the spot, cuz I knew that some one would have had to OPENED their crate to get them out! I felt terrable, one of the doelings was paied for in full by some one else and now that doeling was lost! We looked and looked but no doelings! Finaly I took off running down the road hopeing to see or hear something of these lost goats, then as if a gift from god there was a sine on a tree that read " Found, two small goats" I just about passed out from my joy! Turns out I was right, a neibor boy thought it would be "fun" to play with the goats and let them out. Of coarse both does are WILD! so I have no idea how they caught them, so once they caught the doe's they took them to this old ladys place since she also had goats. she was good enough to put both doelings in a calf shed with water and post the sines. Both doelings were fine and I got them home. I did do checking on the lady's goats and was much releived to learn she had a clean herd, though nither of these doelings were near her own goats. But hey better safe then sorry right? But boy oh boy I think I aged three or 4 years right then and there! I don't ever want to feel like that again! it was crazy but thank goodness I got them back! I don't think I'll ever trust leaving my goats in my truck (even one pulled way into a priviat driveway!) ever again. Just thought I would share.