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This was posted on the list earlier. I thought it was interesting that the police actually believed that a person could transform into a goat. They even took it into custody! ... QD95T73L00

Newspaper claims car thief transformed into a goat
1 day ago

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) â€" One of Nigeria's biggest daily newspapers reported that police implicated a goat in an attempted automobile theft. In a front-page article on Friday, the Vanguard newspaper said that two men tried to steal a Mazda car two days earlier in Kwara State, with one suspect transforming himself into a goat as vigilantes cornered him.

The paper quoted police spokesman Tunde Mohammed as saying that while one suspect escaped, the other transformed into a goat as he was about to be apprehended.

The newspaper reported that police paraded the goat before journalists, and published a picture of the animal.

Police in the state couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Belief in black magic is widespread in Nigeria, particularly in far-flung rural areas.
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Drug created from genetically engineered goats

Looks like goat milk is in the news again. This time its been genetically engineered to be used to keep blood from clotting. I always imagine weird goat mutations when I read about this kind of stuff. You have to wonder when we may open Pandora's box by manipulating living things. On the other hand, most of todays food crops have been genetically selected for specific traits for hundreds of years and there don't seem to be any negative side effects. At least any we know about.
Mrs. O'Leary's Goat?

It seems goats can do more that nibble on the barn siding. They can burn the whole dang thing down. Too bad some of them were still in the barn at the time. ... t-Fire.php
Re: Iran becomes 5th country to clone a goat.

Iran joins a small group of countries who have successfully cloned a goat. The effort is part of Iran's quest to become a regional powerhouse in advanced science and technology by 2025. In particular, Iran is striving for achievements in medicine and in aerospace and nuclear technology. ... 9586.shtml
Re: Goats die from lack of sleep

Apparently goats can die from a lack of sleep. Seems a little far fetched to me but stranger things have happened. ... sleep.html
Re: Goat molester and mass murderer on the loose.

This is a weird story out of Florida. If the goats were people there would be a media frenzy. ... -call.html
Buy a truck... get a free goat!

“At MMNZ, we are aware that three years of drought has severely depleted sheep and beef populations, so what better time to ‘float the goat’?†said Mr Wilkins. “We’ll supply a free goat with every Triton sold before August and do our bit to loosen the grip of the recessionâ€. ... m_0168.asp

Gotta love New Zealand :)
If you live in Wisconsin you may want to lock up your goats at night. ... -1.1389956
Hard times? Horse rustlers / butchers are at work in FL. The reward for leads on them is up to $8K for information. Many of the people I know have installed security for the first time, and one of my dogs has gone to work down there guarding a stable.
Re: Movie, "Men who stare at goats"

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News Articles Ewan McGregor had a magical connection with the goat who starred in his latest movie.
November 2, 2009 12:39 p.m. EST

The Scottish actor had to work alongside the animal in upcoming film 'The Men Who Stare Goats' and admits they became very close.

Ewan - who also co-starred with George Clooney - said: "There was a scene when George and I are lost, and we are sleeping in the desert. I am supposed to be awakened when a goat with a little bell walks by. I follow the goat and it leads us to water. It saves our lives. We did the first take and the goat just ran through.

"But in the second take, the goat looked at me and it stopped perfectly in the frame. It stood there looking at me for almost 30 seconds. I looked at the goat and the goat looked at me, then it was almost as if he nodded and just carried on. It was absolutely perfect."

Ewan is not the only star of the movie to have praised the goat.

George recently joked he wanted the 'Velvet Goldmine' star to take acting lessons from the goat because it was more talented.

He quipped: "I'm now working with goats, we spent a lot of time together. The goat I had to stare at was a great actor - if you told him to do something he would. Now if I only I had got Ewan to take lessons from him we'd be onto a winner!

"But although they were good, I don't think I want to be working with animals again in the near future!"
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Re: Goat faints when rescued

This goat had been missing for awhile. When they found it hiding in a cave it fainted. ... 920/-1/NWS

ROFL............... I can't stop thinking about what the rescuers had to be thinking when it dropped over.
Re: 200 Goats starved to death.

A Montana man was charged with cruelty to animals after locking 200 goats in a barn and letting them starve to death.

This kind of stuff really fries me. I can't imagine how a person could be so cruel to anything.
Wedding Bells....

THE owner of a goat allegedly raped is demanding the two accused make traditional wedding arrangements.

State media also said the two young men accused of having sex with a goat in central Mozambique faced criminal charges.

The young men, whose names and ages were not released, were caught in the act by police and arrested outside the rural town of Mbucuta in central Mozambique, the website of the state broadcaster said.

The owner was demanding the young men pay him damages and initiate a traditional wedding ceremony by paying "lobolo," a dowry, a family member told Radio Mozambique. ... 5834963925
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Goat attacks and kills preacher.

Do not cast your pearls before caprine...
man says he shot a goat sucking Chupacabra ... acabra.htm

Just read the headline... goes to show that a goat will put anything into it's mouth...just not sure why he got shot for it.
Diapers required for goats in Iraq

This is how staggeringly pointless the killing in Iraq is getting: shepherds in the rural western Baghdad neighborhood of Gazalea have recently been murdered, according to locals, for failing to diaper their goats. Apparently the sexual tension is so high in regions where Sheikhs take a draconian view of Shariah law, that they feel the sight of naked goats poses an unacceptable temptation. They blame the goats. ... Id=5622900

Not just in Iraq, coming to a neighborhood near you.

I am told there was a state worker in charge of the pack strings for Colorado who received a call from the local police. A complaint was filed against him for not diapering his stallion. Seems that a woman recently had moved into his neighborhood from NYC and was embarrassed by the horse.
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Roadside Goat.

Here is a recent saga of Rocky the Kid. I do not know what the outcome of Rocky was, but I am keeping my eye out.

The link below brings you to the story about half way down the page.
He looks like a very contented goat. I'm not sure why they think he needs fed, there is plenty of stuff where he is.
Bob Jones said:
He looks like a very contented goat. I'm not sure why they think he needs fed, there is plenty of stuff where he is.
People are saps and they don't realize that an animal like this is far more likely to be killed by kindness than by neglect. If she doesn't die from over-eating, I'm afraid she may end up as roadkill because of people trying to befriend her from their cars.

That goat trap made me laugh. No way in heck they're going to snare a goat in that thing! Cuzco would take one glance at those suspicious-looking nets and bolt for the hills, and he's tame! I'm not sure why they don't just leave the poor thing alone. She seems happy enough, and unless she finds a loose billy, she's unlikely to be populating the area with unwanted goats.
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