About Goats: LEAVE THEM ALONE!

2015-Goat-PosterAbout goats. We have been trying to educate people about goats for the past several years. Some of you are not listening, and many of you are ignoring the signs posted at the trail head and on the mountain.

LISTEN UP! I HATE TO “YELL,” BUT SOME FOLKS ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE.

GOATS ARE WILD ANIMALS.

AS SUCH, THEY ARE UNPREDICTABLE AND SOMEWHAT DANGEROUS, PARTICULARLY IF THEY ARE HABITUATED.

DO NOT LET GOATS LICK YOU! YOU ARE ENDANGERING YOURSELF AND THE GOATS THEMSELVES.

DO NOT FEED THE GOATS. SCOTCHMAN PEAK IS NOT A PETTING ZOO.

IF GOATS APPROACH YOU, BACK AWAY, MAKE LOUD NOISES, THROW A ROCK OR TWO. IF THEY PERSIST, GO HOME, SUMMIT OR NOT.

STAY AWAY FROM THE GOATS!

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About The Author:

Sandy Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. He is also a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at bluecreekpress.com.

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (www.scotchmanpeaks.org/trails), which works on Forest Service trails in the Scotchman Peaks. He is a trail surveyor as well, and a C-Certified Crosscut Bucker/Feller and USFS National Saw Policy OHLEC instructor.

Sandy grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still. He is also board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and a planning team member for the Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute.

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