Goat Kills Hiker

A mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) killed a human (Homo sapiens) in Washington. The human hiker was gored in the leg on Klahhane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The goat, previously identified as an aggressive wild animal, was summarily executed by park rangers. Previously, rangers had tried to put the goat off humans by throwing bean bags and rocks at it.

There are about 300 299 mountain goats in Olympic National Park.

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Comments

  1. #1 MadScientist
    October 18, 2010

    But – did they set it on fire? Personally I prefer to stew them rather than stone them.

  2. #2 The Science Pundit
    October 18, 2010

    At least it was only a hiker and not a whole plane.

  3. #3 The Science Pundit
    October 18, 2010

    Ack! I’ve been moderated again!

  4. #4 Drivebyposter
    October 18, 2010

    The goat told the hiker to leave or there would be consequences.
    The hiker didnt take the threat seriously and called the goat on its bluff.
    Only it wasn’t a bluff.
    This summer Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude van Damme and Gwyneth Paltrow
    IN
    Billy Goat’s Bluff: You haven’t seen Baaaaaaaaaaaaad until you’ve seen this goat

    Rated R for violence and prolonged nudity

  5. #5 athdead
    October 18, 2010

    THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION!

    the WORLD TRADE CENTER PROPHECY – THE DANCE OF DEATH

    youtube.com/watch?v=X0Hez25fFrg

    the ungrateful bastards full of hubris…

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris

    a bullet for your head, traitor

    And finally, the *only* man in Minnesota who says there is no God has suddenly become an arbiter on mental health…

    unfacts.org/factsforum/viewtopic.php?t=4080

    COME SEE A PHOTO OF MABUS AND AN EXPLANATION OF IT!

  6. #6 itzac
    October 18, 2010

    I guess mabus couldn’t handle all this talk of goats.

  7. #7 megan
    October 18, 2010

    Little do we know but the goat population in the park had delivered a fatwa against all human encroachment and travel after seeing and hearing reports of our destruction of other habitats. This goat was a hero to the cause. Read how he stood over the guy’s body to say,”Howda like that BITCHES. Stay the fuc% away from our LAND!” As susch eh was summarily shot dead as all indigenous aggression is treated (see Native American history).

  8. #8 Rob
    October 19, 2010

    What amazes me about this is the ranger’s treatment of the goat before this incident. They knew this goat was aggressive, so they took to throwing rocks at it and shooting non-lethal weapons at it. Clearly they weren’t making it afraid of humans, but pissing the goat off.

  9. #9 Greg Laden
    October 19, 2010

    Or at least, if they were going to try the antagonistic approach, they could have found some goat-bane or something. I mean, there’s a reason such things exist!

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