Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Goat Man Cometh

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a goat!
Or rather, a man scurrying around on hands and knees in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the Utah mountains, USA.
Sir David Attenborough researches his next documentary
A hiker spotted the man dressed like a goat among a herd of real goats. He seemed to be acting like a goat while wearing a crudely-made costume, which had fake horns and a cloth mask with cut-out eye holes. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has examined some photographs, and said they did not appear to have been altered.
While he's doing nothing illegal, they'd like to talk to the goat-man to ensure he is aware of the dangers. Sixty permits will be issued for goat hunting season in that area, which starts in September. The worry is that Goat Man might be accidentally shot or could be attacked by a real goat.
Wildlife Resources believes he could just be an extreme wildlife enthusiast. A spokesman says: "People do some pretty out there things in the name of enjoying wildlife. There's a saying among biologists: you don't go far enough, you don't get the data. You go too far, you don't go home. The same is true with some wildlife enthusiasts."
Once the story was released to local media, wildlife officials received an anonymous call from an agitated man urging them to leave Goat Man alone: "He's done nothing wrong."
*sigh* Only in America...

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