A Gunnedah man has been charged with shooting his goat in a public place on Saturday night.
Police allege the 72-year-old man's goat escaped his property and became caught in the soccer nets at Geoff Morgan Playing Fields at Talibah Park just before 8pm on August 17.
"[The man] has decided to go down and shoot the goat, as he believed it was in distress, but he has discharged a firearm in a public place," Gunnedah police's Sergeant Mark Benson said.
Sergeant Benson said further inquiries revealed the gun was also unregistered, so the man was "subsequently arrested and charged with a number of firearms offences".
The man was given conditional bail and will appear at Gunnedah Local Court.
Meanwhile, about 9.40pm on Sunday night police allege they stopped a 47-year-old male on the Kamilaroi Highway for a random breath test.
Sergeant Benson said the man returned a high-range reading of 0.234, which was almost "five times over the limit".
The man was charged and will appear at Gunnedah Local Court.