Wild Man Living In Goat Costume Spotted In Mountains Of Northern Utah

Via Utah’s KSL, has the anthropomorphic furry lifestyle been taken vastly too far?

A man spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah has wildlife officials worried he could be in danger as hunting season approaches. Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Friday the person is doing nothing illegal, but he worries the so-called “goat man” is unaware of the dangers.

Douglass said a man hiking Sunday along Ben Lomond peak in the mountains above Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, spotted the person dressed like a goat among a herd of real goats. The person provided some blurry photographs to Douglass, who said they did not appear to have been altered.

Douglass said wildlife officials received an anonymous call Thursday from an “agitated man” after the sighting was reported in local media. The caller simply said, “Leave goat man alone. He’s done nothing wrong.'”

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. 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.

“I thought, `What is this guy doing?’ ” Creighton said. “He was actually on his hands and knees. He was climbing over rocks and bushes and pretty rough terrain on a steep hillside. We were the only ones around for miles. It was real creepy.”

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  • http://twitter.com/mattstaggs Matt Staggs

    Another form of wildlife that he may want to consider while wearing his goat costume: 
    http://www.wildernessutah.com/learn/mountainlions.html

  • Anarchy Pony

    That is pretty weird. And it raises a lot of questions. “Why” is the first one that comes to mind, the next being “how”. Is he actually out there living with these goats? Is he… Studying them, or… What? Does he scavenge food? So much WTF?!

    • http://twitter.com/mattstaggs Matt Staggs

      Maybe he’s some kind of Utah Tarzan.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Kinda lacks the, uh, mystique, of the original, eh?

    • Homeygcorndog

      I think the world has always been a bit of crazy,we’re just more aware of the stories around the world now in the age of communication. :D

    • Jin The Ninja

      he is a ‘goat-kin.’ i guess:S?

      • Lifobryan

        Ha! Love the pun. Here’s one for you:

        This is actually the plot for a new movie “Brokeback Mutton”

  • The Baffler

    Furries. It’s the only answer that makes any sense.

  • joshua robinson

    (man skins goat, puts suit on, returns to goat heard).. Alpha Male;  ”Guys… somethin weird about billy today”… Hey billy… everything ok…?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    “If you see anything suspicious
    report it to a Walmart Manager immediately.”
    Janet (Butch) Napolitano

  • justagirl

    i think he’s disguising himself from something… or nothing, whatever.

  • lifobryan

    Has anyone seen Nick Nolte lately? He hasn’t been seen in public for a while. Just putting two & two together ……

  • Colony Room

    I think this man sounds awesome, in a good way.
    He is like the guy who flew in the sky with his lawn chair; all tied up with balloons! Larry, I will remember your light.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Walters

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