Goat Man Mystery Solved

Earlier this month, photographer Coty Creighton spotted something strange in a Utah mountain: a man dressed in goat suit trailing behind a herd of goats on his hands and knees.

The "goat man" became an Internet sensation: who was the mysterious man, and what was he doing dressed up as a goat?

Now, the mystery has been solved:

The individual, who has been dubbed “Goat Man” by the media and has drawn comparisons to the legendary Big Foot creature, is apparently a 57-year-old hunter from Southern California, Phil Douglass, conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, told the Standard-Examiner on Monday. [...]

The man said the goat costume was made out of a hooded painter’s suit, the kind that is readily available for purchase in home repair stores. He outfitted the suit with Polarfleece to give it the appearance of fur and wore a hat backward, pulling the brim down to his chin to look like a billy goat’s beard, Douglass said.

The man mentioned that there are small groups of hunters who also wear goat suits to get close to herds.

Scott Schwebke of Standard-Examiner has the story: Link (Photo: Coty Creighton)

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Goat one: "Oh, hey, Phil is back"

Goat two: "Yup. Wonder where he goes. Seen Bob lately?"

Goat one: "Not since the last time Phil was here. We should ask him."
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