Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fun spoiled for goat-man of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A man spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah has been identified as a hunter preparing for a Canadian archery season.

After a hiker spotted the so-called goat man on July 15 in the mountains above Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, wildlife officials said they wanted to talk to the person to be certain he was aware of the dangers as hunting season approaches.

They speculated he might have been an extreme wildlife enthusiast who just wanted to get as close as possible to the goats.

Of course, I can see people coming to that conclusion, what with all the libs communing their asses off every time someone drops a hat.

A few days after the spotting, state wildlife authorities received an anonymous call from an “agitated man” who simply said, “Leave goat man alone. He’s done nothing wrong.”

This week, however, the mystery was solved.

Coty Creighton, 33, spotted the goat man July 15 during his hike. He said he came across a herd, but noticed something odd about one goat that was trailing behind the rest.

“I thought maybe it was injured,” Creighton said last week. “It just looked odd.”

He said he pulled out binoculars to get a closer look at the goats about 200 yards away and was shocked. 
The man appeared 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, Creighton said.

“We were the only ones around for miles,” he said. “It was real creepy.” More here & here:

Ok, this sounds perfectly normal to me.  Yes, put on some horns etc and prance around the mountains with a herd of goats.  WOO HOO, PARTY!  

And there he is, having the time of his life in a communing party when some dang hiker has to spot him and ruin the fun.  I mean, after all, who can foresee anything bad happening from this harmless bit of romping?

1 comment:

scot said...

I saw this in a Wile E. Coyote vs. Sheepdog cartoon. Wile E. was attempting to steal Sheepdog's charges through clever disguise. He gets the shit beaten out of himself.

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