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2012-08-17 07:57:04 AM
The second call came Monday night and an officer coaxed that goat into a police cruiser.

So the cop admits to luring a kid into the back of his car?
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-08-17 08:49:02 AM
None were reported missing because of the embarrassing questions that would be asked.

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2012-08-17 09:46:45 AM
I'll search for them.

GIS "goat, see?"

Oh dear God.
 
2012-08-17 09:50:03 AM
Maybe this machine malfunctioned?

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2012-08-17 09:58:57 AM

"no goats had been reported missing"


They must be kid-ing.
 
2012-08-17 10:08:14 AM
Life finds a way.
 
2012-08-17 10:15:54 AM
On Long Island, on my way to a piercing studio one fine afternoon, I was stopped by a police officer's cruiser blocking the road. The reason his cruiser was there? Goats. Two wandering goats. And the brave policeman chasing them, first off the highway service road and then around a parking lot, trying to corral them. A passerby stopped to assist. Myself, I whipped out my camera. How could this be missed? How could the internet not see this?

Well, after a few minutes he and the passerby managed to secure both goats. I'm not sure where they got the rope, but they roped both of them. I wish I'd stayed to see what happened next, whether the officer loaded the goats into his cruiser or whether they waited for animal control, but I had a piercing to get.
 
2012-08-17 10:37:50 AM

WarszawaScream: On Long Island, on my way to a piercing studio one fine afternoon, I was stopped by a police officer's cruiser blocking the road. The reason his cruiser was there? Goats. Two wandering goats. And the brave policeman chasing them, first off the highway service road and then around a parking lot, trying to corral them. A passerby stopped to assist. Myself, I whipped out my camera. How could this be missed? How could the internet not see this?

Well, after a few minutes he and the passerby managed to secure both goats. I'm not sure where they got the rope, but they roped both of them. I wish I'd stayed to see what happened next, whether the officer loaded the goats into his cruiser or whether they waited for animal control, but I had a piercing to get.


I went to a goat-roping once.

It's not as fun as the brochures make it sound.
 
2012-08-17 10:37:52 AM
Nanny state has an extra nanny goat?
 
2012-08-17 10:42:42 AM

Old_Chief_Scott: I went to a goat-roping once.

It's not as fun as the brochures make it sound.


I think goats are the most awesome animals and would love one as a pet. But that's kinda not an option in suburbia. I'm guessing I'd have to learn how to rope one first, just in case the goat got loose or someone fed it some kinda crazy street drugs and it went crazy.
 
2012-08-17 10:43:02 AM

Pud: None were reported missing because of the embarrassing questions that would be asked.

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I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-08-17 10:53:33 AM

WarszawaScream: Old_Chief_Scott: I went to a goat-roping once.

It's not as fun as the brochures make it sound.

I think goats are the most awesome animals and would love one as a pet. But that's kinda not an option in suburbia. I'm guessing I'd have to learn how to rope one first, just in case the goat got loose or someone fed it some kinda crazy street drugs and it went crazy.


I have made several retirement plans in which I have a little goat ranch out in the country. The wife isn't convinced that it's good thing, but I would load my goats up in a trailer and haul them out to places that need the brush cleared from the property, and then round them all up at the end of the day and take them home. These goats would not be pets, mind you, although I would do all in my power to see that they are raised in a friendly and caring environment. I wouldn't allow any Iranians to get near them, for instance.

Anyway, my wife could die before I retire so I'm updating this plan just in case.
 
2012-08-17 11:01:49 AM
Had they been de-bleated?
 
2012-08-17 11:01:59 AM
The second call came Monday night and an officer coaxed that goat into a police cruiser.


go on...
 
2012-08-17 11:11:42 AM
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2012-08-17 11:18:26 AM

Old_Chief_Scott: I have made several retirement plans in which I have a little goat ranch out in the country. The wife isn't convinced that it's good thing, but I would load my goats up in a trailer and haul them out to places that need the brush cleared from the property, and then round them all up at the end of the day and take them home. These goats would not be pets, mind you, although I would do all in my power to see that they are raised in a friendly and caring environment. I wouldn't allow any Iranians to get near them, for instance.

Anyway, my wife could die before I retire so I'm updating this plan just in case.


We actually have a park out here that uses goats as landscapers; I love the idea. I'd be shiat at tending to a herd though, I have enough trouble caring for myself. Plus I want to have a little plot of farm-land where I can have an herb garden and maybe a little farm stand selling fresh herbs and seedlings and such, and I can definitely see this being a problem with goats.
 
2012-08-17 11:43:33 AM
The second call came Monday night and an officer coaxed that goat into a police cruiser.


There has got to be a video out there...
 
2012-08-17 11:44:16 AM
These are not the Goats you are looking for......move along-
 
2012-08-17 12:07:12 PM
WTF ???

About 4 days ago we started having unexplained goats showing up in our area.

Goat apocalypse ?
 
2012-08-17 12:25:17 PM
Max Mosely partying in NYC again?
 
2012-08-17 12:54:35 PM

Canton: The second call came Monday night and an officer coaxed that goat into a police cruiser.


There has got to be a video out there...


I found a picture for you at least ...

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2012-08-17 12:55:05 PM

WarszawaScream: On Long Island, on my way to a piercing studio one fine afternoon, I was stopped by a police officer's cruiser blocking the road. The reason his cruiser was there? Goats. Two wandering goats. And the brave policeman chasing them, first off the highway service road and then around a parking lot, trying to corral them. A passerby stopped to assist. Myself, I whipped out my camera. How could this be missed? How could the internet not see this?

Well, after a few minutes he and the passerby managed to secure both goats. I'm not sure where they got the rope, but they roped both of them. I wish I'd stayed to see what happened next, whether the officer loaded the goats into his cruiser or whether they waited for animal control, but I had a piercing to get.


My father used to keep a few cattle on a farm he bought (with the intent of building his dream home there) and they would escape from time to time. A neighbour would call and he'd go over and round them up.

As the smart one in the family (and the whiniest, least outdoorsy one) I never had to do this.

However, judging from the amount of time it took, you need either a sheep dog and a shepard or at least three to six reasonable good amateurs to capture one to four lifestock.

Goats, however, are smarter and more dangerous than sheep or cattle. I would be surprised if a cop and an innocent bypasser could round up a couple of goats in less than six hours. Good job if they did.

Although I never had to round up cattle, I did have to mow grass, which means mowing it on a summer afternoon (grass too wet in the morning) when our lawn was an oven over 100F.

My father had a large lawn at the farm also, which meant that a week never passed without mowing something.

Cattle are stupid but you must have at least two or they don't eat enough to fatten up for slaughter. They are competitive eaters and will eat much more with competition.

My father never did build his dream house there and the century farm house was burned down by tenants who were a couple of female school teachers who partied all the time.

It was a great spot for a house though. Old orchard, an acre of godforsaken grass, a field with a streamlet that could easily have been turned into a duck pond. Lots of old farm garden plants such as rubbarb, berries, sage, etc. Sage is wonderful when it is fresh. To paraphrase Martin Prince, put a bit of sage in your hiking boots and your reward shall be a pleasant savory scent the whole day.

To hell with cattle, sheep and goats
Others labour, I jest gloats.
 
2012-08-17 01:18:27 PM
But did it lie down on Broadway?
 
2012-08-17 01:39:21 PM

brantgoose: My father used to keep a few cattle on a farm he bought (with the intent of building his dream home there) and they would escape from time to time. A neighbour would call and he'd go over and round them up.

As the smart one in the family (and the whiniest, least outdoorsy one) I never had to do this.

However, judging from the amount of time it took, you need either a sheep dog and a shepard or at least three to six reasonable good amateurs to capture one to four lifestock.

Goats, however, are smarter and more dangerous than sheep or cattle. I would be surprised if a cop and an innocent bypasser could round up a couple of goats in less than six hours. Good job if they did.

Although I never had to round up cattle, I did have to mow grass, which means mowing it on a summer afternoon (grass too wet in the morning) when our lawn was an oven over 100F.

My father had a large lawn at the farm also, which meant that a week never passed without mowing something.

Cattle are stupid but you must have at least two or they don't eat enough to fatten up for slaughter. They are competitive eaters and will eat much more with competition.

My father never did build his dream house there and the century farm house was ...


I love sage. I have two big potted sage plants amongst the rest of my container herb garden; grew them from seeds and they're both about four years old. Cut them back the beginning of this year to get rid of the woody stems and they came back better than I could have imagined. I just wish there were more recipes that called for it, but dried sage makes a lovely incense. (And my mystic friends tell me the smoke is used for purification and warding off 'evil spirits', so there's that as well.)

And the story about the cop and bystander rounding up those two goats is true - it was really only a five or ten minute ordeal. The goats didn't seem panic stricken and were cornered in a small parking lot which probably made it easier. I have no idea where they came from but maybe the bystander was actually their owner? Seems strange to have two goats on a property next to a highway service road, but stranger things happen around here.
 
2012-08-17 03:34:38 PM
Wanted for questioning.

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