February 5, 2023

Stupid Human Tricks, Goats, Gobs of Money and More Stupid Human Tricks

The first stupid human trick began when goats were introduced into an area, now the Olympic National Park, that was not their natural habitat. Now goats are described as a “potential” public safety issue because they’ve developed an affinity for human piss. Because park users, including visitors, hikers, etc. relieve themselves anywhere they so please, evidently this has become a problem.

The next stupid human trick is that we are spending gobs and gobs of money to helicopter the goats out of the park and relocate them (nearly 400) into another part of Washington state. Do you suppose the habitat where they are going can handle an additional 400 goats?

The third stupid human trick is that what goats they can’t catch and transport will, more than likely, be killed BECAUSE THEY ARE A THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY! 

Image that? A goat following you around looking to lick at your urine and sweat is a public safety issue that calls for spending millions(?) of dollars to move someplace else and killing the rest. I wonder why this same tactic isn’t used with wolves, grizzlies, mountain lions, and other animals?

There is little need to exaggerate the silliness of the things that men will spend their money on because their behavior is bizarre enough.<<<Read More>>>


Feds Immune In Deadly Mountain Goat Attack

 SEATTLE (CN) – The National Park Service is not responsible for a mountain-goat attack that killed a hiker in Olympic National Park, the Ninth Circuit ruled.
A divided three-judge panel on Monday found the Park Service had no duty to destroy the animal despite numerous complaints about its aggressive behavior.
Robert Boardman was hiking with his wife, Susan Chadd, and a friend in Washington state’s Olympic National Park when they encountered the goat in October 2010. They were on a popular trail near Klahhane Ridge when they encountered the goat, known as “Klahhane Billy.”

Source: Courthouse News Service

*Editor’s Note* – In a related email, Dr. Valerius Geist was quoted as saying, “I was involved as an expert witness for the plaintiff in the first court case, and discovered – again – that the park had no biologist experienced in animal behavior. Nobody in charge recognized what the billy was signalling, long before it attacked. The billy had begun a very long time before the attack signalling its dominance over humans, initially in a weakly expressed dominance display. That’s what a big billy will do testing a rival. It means that – eventually – it will attack. That’s a guarantee. Nobody in the park understood that, and probably still don’t! A mountain goat displaying to humans has to be removed. That was not done, and the tragedy continued to its predictable end.”