A goat on a rampage in Oamaru has been tasered by police.

Animal control officers were alerted to a "large, rogue goat" that was reported disrupting traffic on State Highway 1 this morning, Fairfax reported.

The beast bolted, bounding over several fences, before the council workers lost sight of it.

Police were then called to a property where the goat had been cornered in a garage by a small dog.

"Unfortunately it was pretty stressed out and quite uncooperative, so I tasered it," Senior Constable Carl Pedersen told Fairfax.

Police, animal control officers and a vet were unable to calm the animal, so it had to be euthanised.