April 6, 2018

How did those 2 goats get there — 100 feet above the ground under a bridge in Pennsylvania?



They walked out of the yard where they lived and out onto the 8-inch-wide beam. They made it in about 200 feet,  until they reached a barrier. But only one was able to turn around. That's why they are facing each other, and both are stuck, NPR reports:
[T]he brown goat "kept hitting the white one with its head" to make it walk backward. "It would take one step, two steps back, then stop," he says....
It took a "snooper crane" to save them:

26 comments:

Ralph L said...

Where's a bungee jumper when you need one?

Bill said...

Goats are remarkable creatures. I learned much about them from reading Goat Song, by Brad Kessler, which a friend passed along to me.

rcocean said...

A crane, really? I think they would've worked it out themselves - eventually. Unless you believe they would've been found 1 week later as starved corpses.

rcocean said...

Its like Cats stuck in trees. I've never seen a cat skeleton in a tree.

rcocean said...

Also, I think this is some kind of metaphor for American politics, but I can't think exactingly what.

Big Mike said...

Everyone knows about billy goats, bridges, and trolls. You don’t see any trolls under that bridge, do you? They know to hide from billy goats.

Trumpit said...

My goats, Orville & Wilbur, are not as smart as those two. They would have tried to fly to safety.

Smyril said...

They goat who would not turn around was planning on working his way past the obstacle there lesser goat would not attempt

rehajm said...

Sometimes bighorn sheep that have fallen to their deaths are found. Sometimes you find the cougar that was chasing them, too.

mockturtle said...

I had to send that to my sister, who is preparing to adopt three MORE goats. Goats can be adventurous.

mockturtle said...

Those youtube videos of the eagle picking goats off the cliff are amazing. Of course, my sister doesn't like them.

gilbar said...

"They goat who would not turn around was planning on working his way past the obstacle there lesser goat would not attempt"

i say no! the brown goat (the lead goat that turned around) was the instigator that bullied the white goat into the whole trip; then the white goat froze up.

the old sayings about brown goats being trouble makers are (and Always have been) true.

Rabel said...

The white goat is Donald Trump.
The brown goat is the Republican Congress.
The snooper crane is Robert Mueller.

Luckily, this metaphor is only Chuck's wet dream.

dreams said...

We have a goat here in Ky just south of Elizabethtown that gets on the concrete divider on I65 and he has a Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=houdini%20the%20i65%20goat

Ralph L said...

Small-time goat ranching has become popular 'round here to feed the Mexicans.

Sally327 said...

I wish goats could speak human so we could know what they were communicating to each other. I imagine something like, Hey we're trapped out here, back up, no, I can't see where I'm going, it's okay I can see, you're all right, just keep moving, yes that's it, hey why are you stopping, oww that hurts, stop hitting me in the head, I can't concentrate. Whose stupid idea was it to come out here anyway.

langford peel said...

How did the goats end up there......some Muslim was trying to rape them.

As President Trump has stated due to the influx of Muslim illegal immigrants approximately 80% of America's goats have been raped.

Unknown said...

North Going Zax & South Going Zax.

Saint Croix said...

Also, I think this is some kind of metaphor for American politics, but I can't think exactingly what.

"I think we should have wild sex!"

"But I don't even know your name."

"It will be so much fun! Wild passionate crazy sex. Let's do it."

"I guess so."

(pregnancy ensues)

"We got to go back! We got to go back!"

"I don't want to go back."

"This is not what I planned at all."

And then an angel from above came down and showed them the way.

jaydub said...

Those are Hogan's goats. That's why they're up there.

mgarbowski said...

Greatest of all time.

Rusty said...

They are fucking goats. They figured out in their tiny goat brains how to get out there. They'll use their tiny goat brains to get back.
And if they fall....
barbeque!

tcrosse said...

Two Billy Goats Gruff looking for the troll under the bridge. They should look here.

James K said...

I think this is some kind of metaphor for American politics

Obviously the goats are the Democrats, who thought would be a great idea to go after Trump on Russia, only to discover that it's a self-inflicted disaster, and now they are turning on each other.

The crane must be the spineless Republicans who are letting them off the hook instead of pushing them over the edge.

Joe said...

A gun would have been cheaper. Just shoot the goat who couldn't turn around and let the othe walk off.

John Stuart Mill said...

I think it is beautiful how people went to the trouble and expense of saving the goats.