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Wild mountain goat dies "for no cause"

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Around 6:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers caught wind of the goat’s journey. It was being harassed by a group of people who wanted to photograph it, the officers said in a news dispatch.

 

Kerri O’Neill, in Seward for dinner with her daughter, spotted the animal scampering through a restaurant’s parking lot and then onto the beach. It seemed to be trying to find its way back into the wilderness, she told Alaska’s KTUU. But it had drawn a gawking crowd, with some snapping photographs. With nowhere left to turn, the goat dove into the ocean.

 

It seemed to be trying to find its way back into the wilderness, she told Alaska’s KTUU. But it had drawn a gawking crowd, with some snapping photographs. With nowhere left to turn, the goat dove into the ocean.

 

“Investigation revealed a large amount of people followed the goat towards the SeaLife Center on the rocks,” the Alaska State Troopers wrote, “resulting in the goat jumping back into the water.”

 

Even in the water it was not alone. “There was a sea otter next to it,” O’Neill told KTUU. “And then a woman’s Spaniel swam out to it.” She said she called the Alaska SeaLife Center, which forwarded her to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, who told her to tell onlookers to stand back.

 

About 30 minutes elapsed between the time the troopers searched the dike for the goat and the goat’s seaward plunge. It had exhausted all of its options — the beach was now covered in onlookers. Cornered in the water, the goat drowned. The troopers declared the animal had died “for no cause.” Or, at least, needlessly frivolous ones: People did not give the animal space, the authorities said, and came too close to take photos.

 

Complete article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/19/a-lost-alaskan-mountain-goat-drew-a-crowd-hungry-for-photos-within-an-hour-it-was-dead/

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Wow, that's depressing. Hopefully some people learn from this...

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People are idiots.

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People are idiots.

YUP... Fact is common sense is actually not so very common after all... :(

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