<p>A Chihuahua who boarded a Texas school bus and refused to get off was taken to an animal shelter by police. Photo courtesy Austin (Texas) Independent School District</p>

Two furry travelers recently tried unsuccessfully to ride school buses in Texas and Utah.

In Texas, Austin Independent School District (ISD) Police Department officers received a call last week that a Chihuahua boarded a school bus and was refusing to get off, according to the school district’s Facebook page.

“Apparently the word is out about Austin ISD education and excellent transportation,” the district wrote on its Facebook page.

The Chihuahua was taken to the Austin Animal Center, and if not claimed, he will be available for adoption.

Meanwhile, in Heber City, Utah, a goat tried to join “other kids” in boarding their school bus, which was headed to Old Mill Elementary School, on March 26, KSTU reported. Cellphone video taken and shared with the news source by Megan Mcphie, shows the goat, whose name is “Tango,” according to Mcphie, climbing into the school bus, being removed, then jumping back on.

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Nicole Schlosser

Nicole Schlosser

Former Executive Editor

Nicole was an editor and writer for School Bus Fleet. She previously worked as an editor and writer for Metro Magazine, School Bus Fleet's sister publication.

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