… Wow....A mountain goat killed a Hiker on the Olympic penninsula in Washington. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A mountain goat that fatally gored a hiker over the weekend, then stood over the man and stared at people trying to help, has … Last fall, a 63-year-old hiker was making his way through Olympic National Park with his wife and friend when he was attacked by a 370-pound mountain goat. Bob Boardman, his wife, and a female friend had stopped for lunch at a scenic overlook when the aggressive billie approached the experienced hikers. 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Rare and tragic events in Olympic National Park on Saturday: A mountain goat gored a 63-year-old hiker on the popular Switchback Trail to Klahhane Ridge; the Port Angeles man later died of injuries to his thigh. They’ve instead turned to “salt licks” created by humans urinating. A male alpine goat that had been terrorizing hikers in the Mt. When it comes to evading predators – mainly wolves and pumas, and occasionally grizzly bears – goats typically flee for cliffs or rocky slopes, relying on their superior nimbleness to navigate precipitous terrain. Man killed by aggressive mountain goat in Washington park was an experienced hiker October 18, 2010 | 12:31 pm A 63-year-old man described by authorities as an experienced hiker died from injuries he sustained during an encounter with an aggressive mountain goat Saturday in Washington's Olympic National Park . Rob Hart, inventor of the popular Crazy Creek Camp Chair, died after a ski accident near his Montana home. Subscribe For Only $1.99 Per Week A male alpine goat that had been terrorizing hikers in the Mt. They reported hearing him yell, and returned to find the goat standing over an injured and bleeding Boardman. But they'll also actively defend themselves and their kids if necessary. Officials hope tissue sample testing might reveal disease or another reason why this goat was so uncharacteristically aggressive. Home Forums > General Category > Dairy Goat Info > Mountain Goat Kills Hiker Discussion in ' Dairy Goat Info ' started by LMonty , Oct 19, 2010 . If the animal persists, you may need to throw rocks. 63-year-old man died while trying to distract aggressive ram from others. Shortly after that incident, Olympic National Park rangers tracked down the offending 350-pound billy and shot it. Females, or nannies, can be testier with each other than is typical for most ungulates, and also aren't opposed to punishing an overzealous suitor. Family and friends told KOMO that Boardman was an experienced hiker, a diabetes nurse and a musician who loved the Olympic Mountains. A man hiking in Washington state’s Olympic National Park died after he was gored by a mountain goat. Rutting goats don't butt heads like mountain sheep, but rather slash at one another's flanks. - … Boardman, 63, died after trying to shoo away a mountain goat at the top of Klahhane Ridge, about four miles north of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, National Park Service officials said … PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- Rangers in Washington state suspect an encounter with a mountain goat killed a 63-year-old hiker … … One of the paths led to where the hiker stood. Robert Boardman was gored in the leg … A hiker has died after being attacked by a mountain goat in the US state of Washington, officials have said. No word if the mountain goat survived. Mountain goat suspected in death of Wash. hiker Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2010 Posted on 10/17/2010 9:21:44 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY. In 2010, a man was gored to death by a 370-pound, aggressive goat. StickFlicker 18-Oct-10. A clip of tourists snapping some closeups of the local birdlife may seem unremarkable. Sadly, there's precedent for such a statement. "I think when I stood up it was kind of more of a threat, maybe," he said. Fish and Wildlife officers shoot and positively identify the responsible bear, A 66-year-old New Mexico man scares off a bear at the Philmont Scout Ranch. — A mountain goat that fatally gored a hiker, then stood over the man and stared at people trying to help, had shown aggressive behavior in the past, Olympic National Park officials said Monday. Follow him @CutoffMountain. ", Ethan Shaw is a naturalist and freelance writer hailing from Wisconsin and based in Oregon. PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- Rangers in Washington state suspect an encounter with a mountain goat killed a 63-year-old hiker in Olympic National Park. If a goat crowds you, meanwhile – as the Timpanogos billy did – you should shout at it, wave your arms and shake clothing. Rubberfist 17-Oct-10. For our growing team of writers and contributors, those are the stories that matter most: we dedicate our time to them all day and every day. In October 2010, a mountain goat fatally gored a hiker in the thigh on Klahhane Ridge in Washington State's Olympic Mountains, which have seen their share of antagonistic goat encounters. Fucker should have been made … That’s especially true of our planet’s countless wild species: big and small, threatened and persecuted, complex and fascinating. More about Hiker , Killed , Goat , Mountain More news from Facebook; Twitter; Email; Tags: bear Grizzly Bear. Mountain Goat. Re: Mountain goat kills hiker in Olympics by Arthur Digbee » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:33 am Mountainjeff wrote: I believe this is the first wildlife related fatality in the Olympic National Park (at least in recent history). Mountain Goat Kills Hiker in Olympic NP. ", In a separate interview with Salt Lake City’s KSL Broadcasting, Slider spoke about his vulnerable position on the mountainside. Oct 19, 2010 Rare and tragic events in Olympic National Park on Saturday: A mountain goat gored a 63-year-old hiker on the popular Switchback Trail to Klahhane Ridge; the Port Angeles man later died of injuries to his thigh. Facebook Count. For many roadtrippers and backpackers, these beasts draw the beauty of yawning cirque basins and cloud-splitting peaks to the perfect point. Officials said this is the only known fatal attack by a mountain goat in the park's history, and that there are roughly 3000 mountain goats in the park. Twitter Share . Speaking to Deseret News, Slider noted the goat seemed to amplify its attitude when he got to his feet from the kneeling position he was in at the start of the encounter. "There was nowhere I could go," he said. Trail News. "There was nothing in this footage to hide and get behind, which typically you want to do with big game," Root said. The incident remains under … Up-and-coming Canadian folk singer killed by coyotes while on tour, 63-year-old man died while trying to distract aggressive ram from others, © 2020 Pocket Outdoor Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. An experienced hiker was killed by an aggressive mountain goat in 2010. Luckily he was a safe distance and shot the video above. PORT ANGELES -- A 63-year-old hiker died after he was gored by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park, witnesses say. From: elmer@laptop. Biologists observing goats on Caw Ridge in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta saw a nanny charge and ram a gray wolf that had grabbed her kid, which ultimately survived the encounter (though the same wolf managed to kill a yearling goat not long after). 29 human-related bear deaths recorded in Yellowstone this year. And certainly you'll find yourself on the receiving end of a goat's bad mood if a nanny feels her kid is threatened, or if a billy is riled by the rut (as the Olympic goat that killed the hiker may have been). Posted on November 9, 2020 November 9, 2020. Your Name * Recipient Email * 0. In a rare and gruesome attack, an angry mountain goat mauled a hiker to death this weekend in Olympic National Park. Hunters introduced mountain goats to the Olympic Peninsula in the 1920s. Take your passion further by supporting and driving more of the nature news you know and love. Rangers in Washington state suspect an encounter with a mountain goat killed a 63-year-old hiker in Olympic National Park on Saturday. October 18, 2010 | 12:31 pm. It's the first wildlife-caused fatality in Olympic, and potentially the first fatal attack by a mountain goat ever recorded. intl 18 Oct 2010. You, our viewers, are passionate about these stories we tell. Robert Boardman, 63, had stopped for lunch during a day hike … LMonty New Member. Hiker killed by goat on Hurricane Ridge. Just ask a hiker named Kevin Slider, who was wandering the snowy barrens of Mount Timpanogos in Utah's Wasatch Range at sunrise when he encountered a lone mountain goat in its short, svelte summer coat. Hikers may also run into tense situations when goats flock to trails or campsites to slurp salt from sweaty clothes, backpacks or urine. Trail when he saw a hiker coming down the trail with the goats … A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice. It doesn't … Mountain goats – which aren't actually true goats, occupying their very own "goat-antelope" genus – certainly have a feisty slant to their nature. The goat came way too close for comfort; glared, reared and darted at him; and shook and whipped its dagger-like horns, but ultimately didn't make contact. "Goat that killed hiker labeled as “aggressive” Submitted by Bryan Alaspa on 2010-10-19 Authorities that tracked down and killed a goat that gored and killed a hiker over the weekend announced today that the animal had shown aggressive behavior in the past. Eventually it headed downslope, only to wheel around and run toward the man again – at which time, Slider told Deseret News, "I hit the trail and never looked back.". A mother and her cub are euthanized after getting too friendly with humans. Despite its vernacular name, it is not a member of Capra, the genus that includes all other goats, such as the wild goat, Capra aegagrus, from which the domestic goat is derived. Man killed by aggressive mountain goat in Washington park was an experienced hiker. Mountain goat kills hiker in Olympic National Park Back to video A man hiking in Washington state’s Olympic National Park died after he was gored by a mountain goat.