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Half Goat, Half Sheep, Totally Adorable: Meet Butterfly the Geep
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Posted on 08/02/2014 5:44:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway

What do you get when you cross a goat with a sheep? The answer, of course, is a geep – and there’s one in Arizona who’s melting hearts across the internet.

Butterfly, whose mother was a sheep and whose father was a pygmy goat, was born last Sunday at My Petting Zoo in Scottsdale – much to the surprise of the owner.

Priscilla Motola said she and her three children went to feed the animals on Sunday evening when her son found what he believed was a newborn goat, even thought all the female goats expecting had already given birth.

Butterfly’s mother is a sheep and father is a pygmy goat (Picture My Petting Zoo/Facebook) ‘That’s when we looked at the mama sheep and saw she had just delivered,’ Motola said.

‘We were not aware that she was even pregnant. We noticed she got a little bigger, but we thought she was just eating more.’

Butterfly, named for her large black spots, has the feet and face of a goat but the wool and tail of a sheep.

And she’s already causing quite a fuss on social media.

The zoo is currently closed due to the hot weather, but Montola thinks Butterfly will be a hit with visitors when it reopens in the autumn.

‘She’s just a baby. We just want to give her some time,’ she said. ‘I just never expected something like this to happen.’


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: butterfly; geep

1 posted on 08/02/2014 5:44:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 08/02/2014 5:45:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nickcarraway

Wonder what it tastes like.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 5:48:09 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like a goat to me.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 5:48:23 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Chevron.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 5:48:46 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: nickcarraway

What do you get if you cross a Muslim and a goat? A musloat or a goslim?


6 posted on 08/02/2014 5:49:23 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway

I think she’s adorable.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 5:49:33 PM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: nickcarraway

Looks....tasty!


8 posted on 08/02/2014 5:50:46 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: nickcarraway

MMMM. Dinner roasted over an open fire. With flour tortillas, green chili and salt. Marvelous!


9 posted on 08/02/2014 5:50:58 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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To: Rider on the Rain

But who’s her daddy?


10 posted on 08/02/2014 5:52:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: beethovenfan

Im gonna go out on a limb and say POTUS


11 posted on 08/02/2014 5:52:01 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Sacajaweau

So she’s a bastard geep, she’s still adorable.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 6:01:26 PM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Like chicken, of course...


13 posted on 08/02/2014 6:02:47 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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14 posted on 08/02/2014 6:05:55 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway

Cute little animal, not all that ba-ba- ba- bad. My guess is, like the Mule and most other hybrids, she will be sterile. Or does that rule only apply to male hybrids?


15 posted on 08/02/2014 6:06:52 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; a fool in paradise

Name it: FAJITA


16 posted on 08/02/2014 6:10:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Both goat and sheep are delicious; I’d try it.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 6:13:51 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: nickcarraway

That is the cutest thing!


18 posted on 08/02/2014 6:39:25 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Pain is inevitable. Misery is optional.)
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To: nickcarraway

Parabiosis...Animals should know better ¿


19 posted on 08/02/2014 6:42:58 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: nickcarraway

God created animals “after their kind.” Today it’s sheep mixed with goats. Tomorrow it will be men mixed with I don’t want to think about what.

Danger Will Robinson! Danger!


20 posted on 08/02/2014 7:12:06 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: beethovenfan
What do you get if you cross a Muslim and a goat? A musloat or a goslim?

I think it's called an "I-kill-ewe".

21 posted on 08/02/2014 7:18:11 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: nickcarraway

As if LGBT doesn’t have enough letters...


22 posted on 08/02/2014 7:20:06 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: nickcarraway

The chupacabras are going to have a field day with these!


23 posted on 08/02/2014 7:23:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=678311985555852


24 posted on 08/02/2014 7:25:53 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Rider on the Rain

I love goats. When I was young we lived out in the country and my dad was always dragging some sick or baby animal in that he bought at the auction really cheap. One time it was a newborn goat. We raised him on the bottle in the house til we could throw him outside with the dogs. Big mistake. After awhile he thought he was a dog. Was the funniest thing you’d ever seen. Could walk to the back door and call the dogs, look around and you could see Billy jumping through the fields coming home.....following the dogs.
We had another snow white female goat that loved strawberry soda. My dad had a friend that before he came over he’d stop and get one, drink most of it, and before he ever came in the house would go to Snowball’s pen and tilt the bottle up to her mouth and let her drink what was left. I swear she got happy feet and smiled after.
I love goats! Lol


25 posted on 08/02/2014 7:30:12 PM PDT by sheana
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To: beethovenfan
What do you get if you cross a Muslim and a goat?


26 posted on 08/02/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: GeronL

27 posted on 08/02/2014 8:28:11 PM PDT by BBell (I'm cynical and sarcastic and therefore I love Ann Coulter)
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To: beethovenfan

The doesn’t work to cross a muslim with goats, ask them trying it for years!


28 posted on 08/02/2014 8:57:02 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: nickcarraway

Absolutely adorable! All you folks suggesting she be eaten—shut the heck up! You are really disgusting.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 9:13:47 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: lee martell
speaking of hybrids, Mr. Spook of Star Trek was a hybrid and most hybrids are sterile.. silly factoid...
30 posted on 08/02/2014 9:26:45 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: sheana

Nice story. Thanks.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 1:56:05 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: nickcarraway
Butterfly’s mother is a sheep and father is a pygmy goat.

Somebody must have put him up to it.

32 posted on 08/03/2014 2:05:12 AM PDT by Octar
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To: nickcarraway
Cute 'lil booger, hope she grows up ok.

Better than this union:

Man+beer+pig = 0bama...

AAAAEEEEEEEEE!

33 posted on 08/03/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT by W. (Leftists that elected a ThirdWorldPOS 4 Prez can't bitch 'cause their Prez now craps on them!)
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