ETNA — A Maine woman says all she wants is an apology from the U.S. Postal Service after her mail carrier ran over her son’s pet goat.

Barbara Rice of Etna says the mailman had just delivered a package Wednesday when he backed up his truck and struck the 3-month-old goat, despite being warned by Rice’s 12-year-old son that the family’s three goats were nearby.

The goat suffered a broken hip and was euthanized.

She says the entire family cried.

Rice tells the Bangor Daily News she sent an account of the incident along with a copy of the $300 veterinarian bill to postal authorities. She says the money is irrelevant, she just wants an apology, but she has not heard a word.

A USPS spokeswoman says the incident is under investigation.

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