Umm, not sure where to start with this one! Sightings of a man wearing a white goat costume among wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah have puzzled and alarmed wildlife officers.
A man hiking (Sunday 15th July 2012?) along Ben Lomond peak in the mountains above Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, spotted and photographed the person dressed like a goat among a herd of real goats! The person is obviusly not doing anything illegal and could just be an extreme wildlife enthusiast!?
But Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources was worried he could be in danger as hunting season approaches — the person is doing nothing illegal, but he worries the so-called “goat man” is unaware of the dangers.
“My very first concern is the person doesn’t understand the risks,” Douglass said. “Who’s to say what could happen.”
Coty Creighton, 33, spotted the goat man Sunday during his hike. He said he came across the herd, but noticed something odd about one goat that was trailing behind the rest.
“I thought maybe it was injured,” Creighton said Friday. “It just looked odd.”
He said he pulled out binoculars to get a closer look at the herd about 200 yards away and was shocked. The man appeared to be acting like a goat while wearing the crudely made costume, which had fake horns and a cloth mask with cut-out eye holes, Creighton said.