Monday, July 23, 2012

Goat Man of Northern Utah

Some people may just think this guy is crazy.

...a man hiking Sunday along Ben Lomond peak in the mountains above Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, spotted the person dressed like a goat among a herd of real goats. The person provided some blurry photographs to Douglass, who said they did not appear to have been altered.

Wildlife officials now just want to talk to the man so that he is aware of the dangers. There's no telling what his intentions are, Douglass said, but it is believed he could just be an extreme wildlife enthusiast.

"People do some pretty out there things in the name of enjoying wildlife. But I've never had a report like this," Douglass said. "There's a saying we have 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."

But M. Kaan notes that this may just be a biologist who doesn't use no stinkin' equations.  That will result in the work being cited more, apparently, as noted before on this blog.

In any case, the real problem is the goat hunting season is coming up.  And the Bishop will have that bolt action .30-06 out of the gun safe.  Be careful, Goat Man!

1 comment:

Dr. Tufte said...

The latest is that the guy is a bow hunter from southern California.

He came to Utah to see if his costume would let him get closer to mountain goats. I guess he can drive 8 hours, do his goating, and drive 8 hours back more quickly than finding goats in s.C.

And, you've got to think he's going to be out in bow season, hoping the other bow hunters don't aim at the goat with a bow. Sheesh.