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A Wild Creeper Appears!: Hiker Spots Man Dressed As Goat Traveling With Wild Herd Miles From Anything

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Hiker and amateur photographer Coty Creighton was exploring some trails in the northern Utah mountains when he allegedly spotted a man dressed in a crude goat costume and following a wild herd of the beasts. That...gives me the heebie jeebies. Like when my roommate tried to get in the shower with me. "I was wearing swim trunks!" THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT RIGHT, DEREK.

He noticed one goat trailing behind the rest. Thinking it was injured, he grabbed his binoculars to get a closer look and was shocked to see a man dressed in a crudely made goat suit, Creighton told The Associated Press.


"He was clumsy, working his way down the cliff trying to catch up with the rest of the herd," he told Salt Lake City TV station KSTU.

The homemade costume included fake horns and a cloth mask with cut-out eye holes which the man periodically pulled up to get a better view of the rocky terrain, he told The Associated Press.

At one point, the man spotted Creighton and froze in his tracks.

"He kind of slouched down, like was getting nervous or was feeling really self-conscious," Creighton said. "He actually got off his hands and knees and sat on the hill for several minutes until he thought I was gone."

Authorities say the man isn't doing anything illegal, but are concerned for his safety when goat hunting season opens later this year. "But it was humping another goat," I imagine a confused hunter trying to explain to the police.

Hit the jump for a zoomier shot as well as one when the dude was trying to get a look at the photographer.

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Thanks to Tony G and Tom D (who I think are the same person?) and Lord Tarl, who agree when a furry takes to the wild, they've officially gone too far.

There are Comments.
  • Kathryn

    He's a hunter from south carolina testing out his gear. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&am...

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    that's a load of crap. he got caught corn-holing the goats and he comes up with the cover story of "I was testing my new goat camo!"

  • rikster81

    no wait CHUPACABRA!!!!

  • rikster81

    maybe he was acting out "where the wild things.............na he was going to fuck a goat!

  • Soylent Green Is People

    The best part of this story that I've read so far is that, apparently, the local TV news station that reported the story later received an anonymous call from an "agitated man" who told them to "Leave goat man allowed. He's not hurting anyone."

  • Cole

    Man thinks he's a goat. Not my problem.

  • Ann Elegant√© Neely

    Obviously a furry.

  • I find this to be pretty interesting. I wonder what he was doing out there. It actually looks kinda fun. To be out there, you know.... chilling with goats.

  • I find this to be kind of interesting. I wonder what he was doing... Honestly looks kinda fun. You know... just be out there... chilling with goats...

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    dude. I think you may have a goat fetish thing happening.

  • Goat-a try it sometime ;)

  • dougfunnay

    so these are the men who stare at goats?

  • EDWARD J. SMITH

    You can't do anything anymore without some wierdo taking pictures of it and putting them up on his facebook and twitter.

  • Guest

    That really gets my goat. >:\

  • BetweenMadness

    What in the fuck?

  • He may have been a biologist trying to study goat behavior.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I would like to have some faith in humanity and believe this. In fact at the very start of the story I was thinking the same thing. Some scientist is pulling a Jane Goodall with goats and that's cool. But alas....I put down the blue pill and accept it for what it really is. Some freak who got him a goat costume on eBay to chill in the hill country and bang goats.

  • Yeah, that obviously looked like a very scientific approach there...

  • Yeah...... Field biologists are f-ing weird man, I know a few and I wouldn't be
    at all surprised if one of them did something like this.

  • It seems the dude was a hunter from S. Carolina, 'testing' a new suit.

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