Thursday, August 04, 2005

Caught On Tape: Fainting Goats

"They're some of Tennessee's best-known creatures: the fainting goats of Marshall County.

Like any proud parent, farmer Gene McNutt says his "kids" have a hidden talent - and it's unique enough that the county has built an entire festival around it. The Goats, Music and More Festival is expected to bring throngs to the area the weekend of October 11th.

McNutt says the condition that causes his goats to become stiff-legged and keel over doesn't hurt the animals, but it has made them a tourist attraction. Whenever they're startled the goats just drop and, after a few minutes on the ground, eventually regain their equilibrium."

[via BlackTT and FoD]

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