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Man killed by goat in Olympic National Park was experienced hiker(WA)
peninsuladailynews.com ^ | 18 October, 2010 | Diane Urbani de la Paz and Tom Callis

Posted on 10/18/2010 4:41:52 AM PDT by marktwain

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Bob Boardman of Port Angeles, a devoted hiker, diabetes nurse and musician, was killed by a mountain goat on Klahhane Ridge on Saturday afternoon.

Boardman, 63, his wife, Susan Chadd, and their friend, Pat Willits, had gone for a day hike on the Switchback Trail to Klahhane Ridge, which is near Hurricane Ridge about 17 miles south of Port Angeles.

The three had stopped for lunch at an overlook when a goat appeared and moved toward them, said Jessica Baccus, who arrived on the scene at about 1:20 p.m.

Baccus, also out for a day hike with her husband and their children, saw Willits, her longtime friend, coming up the trail.

Willits told Baccus that when the goat had begun behaving aggressively, Boardman had urged her and Chadd to leave the scene.

Then Boardman, an experienced hiker, tried to carefully shoo the ram away.

Willits told Baccus that although Boardman tried also to leave, the goat attacked him, goring him in the thigh.

"Nobody saw what actually happened. They heard Bob yell," Baccus said.

The goat stayed, standing over Boardman, who lay on the ground bleeding.

Bill Baccus, a park ranger not on duty but familiar with mountain goat behavior, moved forward with a safety blanket and shook it at the goat, he said.

He also pelted it with rocks, and after what seemed like a long time, "it moved away, but it stayed close by," Jessica Baccus said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; banglist; defense; goat; wa
He should have been armed.
1 posted on 10/18/2010 4:41:56 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
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2 posted on 10/18/2010 4:45:07 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: marktwain

That’s quite an obituary: death by goat.


3 posted on 10/18/2010 4:45:40 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.)
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To: marktwain

Goat retardant!!!

4 posted on 10/18/2010 4:47:17 AM PDT by catman67
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To: marktwain

This is another example of unbalanced reporting. How experienced was the goat?


5 posted on 10/18/2010 4:49:29 AM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: marktwain
Are you telling me a park ranger, on duty or not, but out in the wilderness is not armed? Wow.

I've been to that area around Port Angeles...it is WILD. Sasquatch lives there. We are armed in case we meet him and he's having a bad hair day.

6 posted on 10/18/2010 4:50:57 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: marktwain

7 posted on 10/18/2010 4:51:10 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: marktwain

Freepers please note: shooing away an aggressive, horned, wild animal in a park may not be a good idea.


8 posted on 10/18/2010 4:52:49 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: marktwain

So his goat got him as opposed to him getting someone’s goat?


9 posted on 10/18/2010 4:53:35 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: gthog61

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad


10 posted on 10/18/2010 4:56:19 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Gulf War One

At being a goat? I would say very.


11 posted on 10/18/2010 4:57:33 AM PDT by xp38
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To: MarkBsnr
Another sexual trist gone bbbbaaaadddd? ;-)
12 posted on 10/18/2010 4:57:46 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: marktwain

I’ve hiked Klahhane Ridge in the fall and a homocidal goat was the last thing on my mind. Walking off a cliff in the fog was.


13 posted on 10/18/2010 5:08:40 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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14 posted on 10/18/2010 5:09:59 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted......)
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To: Pigsley

Beautiful area! The mountains seem to loom out of nowhere. When things like this happen in the fall it’s a sure sign it’s gonna be a long, cold winter. ; )


15 posted on 10/18/2010 5:16:24 AM PDT by Justa
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To: marktwain

150 to 300 pounds that can run straight up a mountain . . . with horns.


16 posted on 10/18/2010 5:20:09 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: marktwain

When unarmed and faced with a large horned animal, cautious strategic retreat is a good plan.


17 posted on 10/18/2010 5:30:10 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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He may have been an experienced hiker, but he was a total newbie when it came to "Goat Wrangling."

Seriously though, most people don't realize that these critters in the woods are wild animals (even the prey species), and they WILL kill a human when threatened. Just because they're prey to predators doesn't mean they'll just lay down and die.

Mark

18 posted on 10/18/2010 5:55:57 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: marktwain
"Then Boardman, an experienced hiker, tried to carefully shoo the ram away."

Right there's the problem. He forgot his "t".

19 posted on 10/18/2010 5:59:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: catman67

Isn’t there a federal law that prohibits guests from carrying firearms in National Parks? Or did that get overturned?


20 posted on 10/18/2010 6:01:42 AM PDT by 4Runner
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To: marktwain

Sad story. Prayers to the family of Mr. Boardman.


21 posted on 10/18/2010 6:02:42 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: marktwain

Chalk up another statistic for the movie, “Bambi”.


22 posted on 10/18/2010 6:28:19 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: marktwain

Wild animals are called “wild animals” for a reason. They are not your friends. Even the “cuddly” ones usually have horns, hoofs, or teeth and can be aggressive. In certain situations they can be downright dangerous.


23 posted on 10/18/2010 6:39:37 AM PDT by Gritty (Turn one's back on a danger and try to run away from it and you double the danger-Winston Churchill)
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To: marktwain

May Bob Boardman RIP. He will be missed by many.

I knew Bob, he was a good man. He was a nice man, kind and he spent his life in the service of others.

He was known by many in this community. I met him after I was first diagnosed with diabetes. His job was to educate me about the disease and to help me get started with the treatment and life change adjustments. I am glad that I was one of the folks in whose life he could make a difference.

I’ll miss him and our community will miss him. God bless you Bob...


24 posted on 10/18/2010 7:42:46 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Well done! ;o)


25 posted on 10/18/2010 8:10:30 AM PDT by super7man
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To: 4Runner

“Isn’t there a federal law that prohibits guests from carrying firearms in National Parks? Or did that get overturned?”


Early this year it became legal to carry a gun in National Parks (concealed or open), but not inside any buildings in the National Park. I’ve seen the “No Guns” signs posted on the doors of park visitor centers, etc.


26 posted on 10/18/2010 8:15:20 AM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: RCFlyer
Early this year it became legal to carry a gun in National Parks (concealed or open)...

Just to add, I do believe you have to be in compliance with the laws of the state that the park is in.

27 posted on 10/18/2010 8:24:12 AM PDT by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: Stentor

You are right, thank you. Just trying to keep it simple.

Check National Park website of the specific park you are visiting and they will list the state’s rules, as well.

Just went to Yellowstone, and Wyoming and Montana rules were posted on the Park’s website.


28 posted on 10/18/2010 8:37:37 AM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: Pigsley
Sasquatch lives there. We are armed in case we meet him and he's having a bad hair day.

Isn't Sasquatch on the protected list?

29 posted on 10/18/2010 8:51:38 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: MarkL

That’s why, every time I see one of those TV commercials depicting polar bears, one of the meanest critters on earth, as cute and cuddly, I think another idiot lib is gonna get killed. They’ll be at the zoo, and decide to climb down into the bear pit to pet the warm fuzzy thing, and that will be that.


30 posted on 10/18/2010 11:44:48 AM PDT by FlyVet
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31 posted on 10/18/2010 11:55:19 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: marktwain
I love to go a-wandering
Along the mountain track;
And as I go I stay alert,
For random goat attack.

Valderi, Valdera, Valderi
Valdera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

32 posted on 10/18/2010 11:59:37 AM PDT by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: marktwain

I’ve come across these goats a lot. They seemed kinda friendly. But maybe they knew I was packing a piece?


33 posted on 10/18/2010 1:25:25 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: blasater1960

Is this rutting season for goats? I know deer, elk and moose can become very aggressive during rut and if your intention is not hunting, it is best to give them a very wide berth.


34 posted on 10/18/2010 1:34:25 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Time to Clean House.)
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To: JimRed

I thought Sasquatch lived in the White House with her husband?


35 posted on 10/19/2010 2:15:26 PM PDT by elder5
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To: JimRed
Isn't Sasquatch on the protected list?

Not until someone shoots one.

36 posted on 10/20/2010 10:03:40 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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