The goat that DELIBERATELY gets her head ‘stuck’ in a fence – just to get attention from visitors
- Visitor took her children to an unknown farm when they saw the ‘stuck’ goat
- They petted the goat and fed it grass, fearing the animal was in severe danger
- The visitor went to tell a member of staff who was dismissive of the concerns
- And there was a reason for that – the staff member knew what it was up to
Animals have various methods for getting our attention – some whimper, some squeal and some squawk.
But it appears that a goat in a petting zoo has worked out another way to be fussed over by humans – by pretending to get its head stuck in a fence.
The goat’s ploy was made public by a visitor who posted details of the deception to a website.
A visitor to an unknown farm revealed how they found a goat who deliberately gets stuck in fences just to get attention from visitors
Going by the user name ‘his-quietus-make’, they described how they discovered the creature entangled in a fence, with its horns poking through.
But when they went to free the goat, they were unable to prise it free, so petted the animal and brought it grass so it wouldn’t go hungry.
Fearing the goat was in danger, the visitor went back to the farm’s ticket office to tell a member of staff to bring help to free the creature.
But the visitor explained: ‘Before I’d said more than “there’s a goat…” the guy cut me off with a weary wave and said: “Yeah we know. Stuck in the fence.”
‘”That’s Brenda. She can get out when she likes. She just likes the attention.”‘
One commenter admitted she would have been taken in by the animal
When the story of the wily goat was posted to Imgur, others reacted with disbelief that the animal would be so cunning and said the creature was hilarious.
One user, called ‘Shenko’, said: ‘I’m f***ing dying. “Yeah that’s Brenda”.’
Another said ‘typical Brenda’.
And ‘sarabeth72’ added: ‘I would have fallen for Brenda’s lies and sat crying as she lawnmower-ed the grass around her.’
Other people also shared stories of goats in petting zoos that would try to escape in order to get food and attention
It turns out that Brenda isn’t the only goat that knows how to get the attention of humans.
Another poster called ‘iworkfornasa’ revealed the story of a goat called Gary who employed a similar tactic.
He wrote: ‘Gary knew how to open the fences and escape the petting zoo.
‘She would only do this to show off or creepily appear behind you and demand feed.
Many reacted with disbelief that goats could be so cunning and said the creatures were hilarious (stock image)
‘People would always tells us that there was a goat on the loose and sure enough it was always just Gary trying to find snacks.’
While ‘housecat’ added: ‘It’s not a unique occurrence. My parents have a male goat called Heph who does the same thing.’
And ‘nemophillixt’ added: ‘I have a goat, and honestly that is a very goat-like thing to do.’
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