Friday, September 3, 2010
Mr and Mrs Tumnus Have Lost Their Minds
YahooNews.com - HELENA, Mont. – Two young goats wandered onto the thin ledge of a railroad bridge and spent nearly two days high above the ground until rescuers in a towering cherry picker plucked them from their perch, hungry but safe.
The rescue occurred Wednesday 60 feet above a little-trafficked rural roadway in southern Montana between Billings and Roundup, after a caller told the Rimrock Humane Society the goats were stranded on the 6-inch ledge.
The young female animals weighing 25 and 35 pounds mostly stayed on the angled ledge, even though there was a wider surface area on a pillar just a few feet away.
"The whole time, we thought they were going to fall off," said Sandy Church, humane society president. "These guys are just babies."
Church said it wasn't clear how the nimble-footed animals got into the predicament, but she speculated they wandered onto the ledge at night then froze after the sun rose and they discovered where they were.
So many questions, so few answers. Like, are these those crazy goats that just go into shock when they get scared? What in the world would they want to go out on a cement ledge for? And last time I checked the sun doesn't pull a fast one on Earth when it starts rising, so how the goats weren't able to see that they were chillin' on a 6-inch ledge is beyond me.
I've never personally talked to a goat, so I don't know what a typical goat mentality is, but the Tumnus's seem to have just gone absolutely crazy. And, they were there for 2 days, so clearly it got dark another time after they were on there. Just another case of how people will do anything to get on TV. Get real, goats, I hope you enjoyed your 5 minutes of fame.