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How did this goat end up suspended from a power line?

We really need a good answer here.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 31, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 12:32 am CDT

It’s okay to laugh. No, really—this goat is fine. Besides, this has to be one of the most ridiculous videos of all time.

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Once you know the goat in question survived the incident without any apparent injury, you have to ask yourself the obvious question: How the hell did he get up there? None of the possible answers really seem plausible.

  • Did he jump up there? It seems high, even for a goat. Besides wouldn’t he have had to jump backwards to get his horns stuck that way?
  • Did someone hang him up there as a prank? A prank on whom? A goat? Do goats really have the cognitive capacity to appreciate pranks? How did they manage to climb a ladder holding a fully grown goat? (Imagine if he were a baby goat!)
  • Did he fall out of an airplane and get saved in cartoonish fashion by a conveniently placed power line?
  • Did he get caught where the wires were closer to the ground and struggle until he ended up dangling high above the ground? This seems slightly more likely, but it’s not nearly as much fun to imagine.

The truth, is nobody (with the possible exception of some naughty goat hangers) know how this guy got up there. What is known is how the brave and compassionate men of Greece got him down.In the end, it took six men, two ladders, and a lot of rope, but they brought the goat back to earth. Way to go, fellas. While the goat might not be able to express his gratitude, lovers of bizarre videos would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

H/T Mashable | Photo via bookfinch/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 31, 2016, 7:51 am CDT