Clueless Hiker Tries To Pet A Mountain Goat At Rocky Mountain National Park

Mountain goat

This is what they like to call in my neck of the woods, flirtin’ with disaster.

It still baffles me to this day that there are people out there who are willing to risk their lives just to get a “cool video” of a massive creature that could do some serious damage to them.

From bears, to bison, elk, and even mountain goats or mountain lions, we’ve seen it all.

And here is yet another example, and this time around, it’s a mountain goat.

If you aren’t too familiar with mountain goats, then there’s one thing you need to know off the bat…

These things are absolute units. Mountain goats can weigh up to 300 pounds, and look like regular goats on steroids.

Needless to say, they are not to be messed with.

But here we have yet another touron (moron tourist) at Rocky Mountain National Park, who has completely ignored the park’s warning of staying at least 25 yards away from the wildlife.

In the video, you can see the person videoing reach their hand out from only a few feet away from the creature, trying to turn the goat’s attention to them. It eventually does, and looks straight back into their eyes.

A pretty bold strategy, considering those horns are looking them dead in the eyes as well.

Luckily for the clueless person behind the camera, the mountain goat said not today and proceeded to walk off.

I’d say it could’ve turned out much worse than it did.

Check it out:

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