NewsAround Acadiana


Mule captured in Maurice returned to owner

Posted at 6:35 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 23:15:39-04

UPDATE: Family of Roger Foreman say the mule who was captured Monday morning has been returned to his owner.

Foreman was able to take the mule and house him while the owner was located. The family tells us that the animal was picked up around 2 or 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.



In the Village of Maurice it wasn’t a goose chase Monday morning, but a mule chase down Johnston Street.

Monday night, the police department is still trying to find the owner of that mule

“Police work, you just never know what your job is going to entail,” Guy Nerrin with the Maurice Police Department said.

Monday, that job was a chase from Johnston Street in Lafayette through the middle of their village.

“We received a call that they had a loose horse heading southbound on 167,” Nerrin said

Officers finally tracked that horse down, finding that it was instead a mule. He was located in the parking lot of St. Alphonsus Church

“My officer located the mule, it actually turned out to be a mule. It looks like he has some training on him so we’re looking for the owner, unable to locate the owner at this time,” Nerrin explained.

Without a microchip or any name tag or branding, the mule was unidentifiable. Lucky for police,  a Maurice man, Roger Foreman, with space and a trailer came to the rescue.

“I’m going to keep it until the owner comes to get it,” Foreman said.

Foreman, who keeps several animals of his own, is just happy to help the mule’s owner.

“It’s not the owner’s fault, you can only control animals to a certain extent,” Foreman said.