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Mountain Goat Dies Trying to Escape Alaska Crowd

It jumped into water to avoid photographers

(Newser) - After the unfortunate death of a mountain goat, Alaska residents and visitors have been urged not to act like the paparazzi when they encounter wildlife. The goat, which had apparently wandered down from a mountain into the city of Seward, drowned on Saturday while trying to escape a crowd that... More »

Aggressive Goats Get Idaho Trail Closed

It seems they expect food from humans

(Newser) - The US Forest Service has temporarily closed a northern Idaho hiking trail over concerns about aggressive mountain goats after one animal bit a hiker and others reportedly tried to head-butt or charge visitors. Scotchman Peak Trail, which leads to the summit of Bonner County's tallest mountain, was closed Friday,... More »

Mountain Goat Suspected in Man's Death

Rangers believe man's fatal injuries came from goat they caught

(Newser) - A mountain goat is currently the prime suspect in a man's death in Olympia National Park. Robert Boardman was found injured yesterday near the Klahhane Ridge area of the park and died hours later at a hospital. Park rangers didn't give any information on what kind of wounds the 63-year-old... More »

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