Was it beast, or man?
Coty Creighton was hiking along a trail in Utah when he spotted something odd in a herd of wild goats a few hundred yards away.
One goat was trailing behind, as if it was injured. Mr. Creighton took out his binoculars to get a better look.
It was not a goat.
The goat was actually a man dressed in a goat costume, with fake horns and a cloth mask with eye holes.
The goat man was scrambling on all fours, acting like a goat.
When the goat man saw a man looking at him, he froze, then rejoined his herd.
Mr. Creighton took photographs and showed them to authorities. The photos appeared genuine.
There is nothing illegal about dressing like a goat, but the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said that it might be a dangerous activity.
Sixty permits will be issued for goat hunting season in that area.
After reports of the fake goat sighting, officials received a phone call from what they called an "agitated man" who said:
"Leave goat man alone. He’s done nothing wrong.’"
‘Goat man’ seen among wild goats in northern Utah; officials warn of danger in hunting season, Energy and Environment, The Washington Post>>