First day back to the zoo farm and the official start of my tenth summer at the zoo! Where'd the time go?
Pretty uneventful day save for one thing. In the goat yard the inside barn area is roped off to guests and has a "goat refuge area" sign attached to the rope with a couple S hooks. Goats like to rub their heads on this sign. One goat was doing just that when her ear tag got hooked up into that S. Screaming goat, panicked goat herd, and freaking out children ensued. She was trying to run away from the rope and kept throwing her entire body backwards each time the rope got taught. I pretty much had to sit on her to get her to calm down long enough to let me futz with her ear and get the thing loose. Now I have a better understanding of what might of happened to that goat kid with the ear completely split down the middle. Yikes!
I think every single goat in that herd of about 30 got the poop scared out of them. Literally.