Thursday, January 31, 2013

(almost) Friday Laughs: Fainting Goats

Guys....it's (almost) Friday!!!

Going back to school and dealing with the goats has left me completely drained. Here is a little pick-me-up to get ready for the weekend:

 

It just never stops getting old! As the video mentioned, only "Myotonic" goats (named for the genetic disorder myotonia congenita) respond this way to fear, panic or being startled. They believe it is a painless process that the goats are completely conscious for. (Reminds me of petrificus totalus....any Harry Potter nerds?) If you tried to startle other goats, (our buck MegaMind for instance) they would look at you dismissively and walk away. More skittish ones will turn around to flee, but no funny paralysis!

Hope this brightens up everyone's week. Happy (almost) Friday! 
On Tuesday look out for our next Goat of the Week post!

3 comments:

  1. Hahah! I love the HP reference. You know the way to my heart...

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    1. Yay! I'm glad that didn't go over everyone's head.

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