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Meet the newest recruit to a police bomb squad in Australia

Boxer is joining New South Wales police.

ROBOTS ARE FREQUENTLY used by police bomb disposal squads to investigate suspicious devices. Others use dogs to search for explosives.

One in Australia has taken a slightly different approach, and has recruited a kid to its ranks.

Boxer is a four-week-old baby goat whose mother died when giving birth to him. Brenton Charlton, commander of North South Wales Bomb and Rescue Squad helped deliver Boxer and has since taken on looking after him.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Boxer was brought into the police headquarters to cheer up the sick daughter of a member of staff, but has hung around since.

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He has become an honorary member of the squad until he grows up.

“The first day we brought him in, everyone liked him. He’s like a dog,” Charleton told the publication.

They just love him. It’s hard not to like him. He just wanders around, sleeps under desks, wees everywhere.

Other officers are taking turns looking after Boxer, feeding him by hand and bringing him home at night.

Read: For some reason, this guy lived ‘as a goat’ in the Swiss Alps for three days >

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