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Goats As Road Kill

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SarahFair, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Ive heard a saying "Ive seen cows, horses, deer, chickens, squirrels all hit in the road, but Ive never seen a goat!"
    ..come to think of it... Neither have I.

    Have you?

  2. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    Close. I was driving a very busy two lane highway one time, and saw a large goat on the side of the road. She was alive, thankfully. I started going around to homes in the area until I found the grateful owners. They said they'd been trying to catch her for three days. Guess they did, finally, I didn't see her again.
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Im wondering if they really are smart enough not to freak out and run into traffic
  4. Haviris2

    Haviris2 Chirping

    Feb 2, 2011
    I've seen one, but I'm actually guessing it fell out of a trailer, it was a pretty young baby. Also saw a piglet in a similar situation.

    My favorite goat of all time was killed when she was run over, it was my sister that ran over her, it didn't actually kill her, she died of complications from surgery after.
  5. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Songster

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hedgesville, WV
    A few years back.....came across one hit and dead. The other was by its side. I tried finding the owner and finally found a house with a pen. Couldnt get close to the goat, and it wasnt leaving the dead one. I drug the dead one off the road near the pen and left...all I could do.

    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  6. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga

    And its sad how bonded they get with herd mates [​IMG]
  7. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    Chuluota, FL
    I had a goat named Highway because we found him by a major highway.

  8. oldrooster

    oldrooster One Crazy Nut

    just found this thread, I guess you really got their goat.lol

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