Last night, a helpful Twitterer pointed me to a news story from a couple of years back about a rather obstreperous goat who climbed onto a roof and wouldn’t get down — a bit like those Fathers 4 Justice protesters who like to dress up like superheroes and climb up buildings and bridges and even, last November, Buckingham Palace.
The goat’s aspirations were a tad more modest; he just climbed atop a one-story house. As the Mirror reported:
A routine patrol took an unexpected turn for police in Gresham, Oregon, when they spotted a goat stuck on a roof.
With the officers experienced in dealing with cut-throat criminals on a daily basis, they would have been expected to make light work of dealing with the runaway animal.
However, they were warned not to get any closer to the goat with anger issues as they attempted a rooftop rescue.
‘The goat will charge you,’ one neighbour told the officers during the incident last week.
Yep. Sounds a lot like an MRA.
Another told the perplexed Gresham police team that the ‘goat only respects one man’ and warned them to stay away.
Reports that the goat set the house on fire and then yelled out “made it, ma! Top of fhe world!” turned out to be something that I made up just now.
The goat was eventually rescued when the aforementioned respected owner came home and safely removed him from the roof.
If only MRAs could be dealt with so easily.
Unlike MRAs, though, goats are kind of awesome. To make up for comparing them to MRAs, here are a couple of videos of goats being goaty.
First, baby goats climbing a tree!
Tiny goats climbing a tree 😊🌲 pic.twitter.com/nKb1RVs4qk
— Goats (@EverythingGoats) January 5, 2016
And another goat that got itself into trouble with the law.
Me going back to school https://t.co/ByJW144LGn
— Goats (@EverythingGoats) January 2, 2016