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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 »

Lucky Goats Escape Avalanche

As onlookers cheer

(Newser) - Things were not looking good for 10 mountain goats in the French Alps: As concerned onlookers watched (and videotaped), it appeared the Chamois goats would be overtaken by an avalanche. Six of the animals outran the oncoming snow, but four of them appeared to be overcome by it, the Telegraph... More »

Bizarre 'Goat Man' Turns Out to Be Hunter

Utah authorities relieved after baa-d feeling

(Newser) - Authorities got a baa-d feeling about a worrisome "goat man" spotted wearing a white fur and scrambling along on his hands and knees trailing the wild goats on a Utah mountain. But the unidentified beastie has contacted a wildlife worker to explain that he's merely preparing for a... More »

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