Can we take a moment to appreciate how absurd the headline of this blog is?
‘Urine-crazed goats’ is something I never imagine I’d type on a computer, but here we are.
Conservationists have undertaken the incredible feat of relocating Olympic National Park’s sprawling mountain goat population to Washington’s Cascade mountains.
The goats are not native to Olympic National Park, and have caused problems with tourists over the years.
The goats aggressively seek out sweat and urine from hikers in lieu of viable salt licks within the park.
Rather than completely culling the heard, conservationists have developed a plan to airlift the goats by helicopter to a staging area where they are then driven to the Cascade mountains.
The narrator says in the video that the goats ‘probably’ don’t know that they’re being flown because they’re blindfolded, but I’m gonna cast some doubt on that.
I know goats aren’t the most intelligent animals, but I think it’s safe to say that they’re probably shitting their goat pants from the sound of the heli and the feeling of traveling through the air.
I’m not saying that this wasn’t a great idea, because it is, but let’s not pretend that these goats aren’t bleating “Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit” as they fly 50 mph dozens of feet above the ground…