Monday, September 27, 2010

Silly Billies...

Silly billies: Two young goats get stuck on six-inch ledge of railway bridge for two days

Last updated at 3:57 PM on 3rd September 2010
    Here is the perfect example of how a moonlight stroll can go horribly wrong.
Two young goats that wandered onto the thin ledge of a 60ft railway bridge had to be rescued by a crane after two days high above a remote highway.
The poor animals' plight was only discovered when a passing motorist contacted a local charity and alerted them to the situation.
Rimrock Humane Society called the police, who then enlisted the help of a local coal mine to bring in a crane and pluck the animals to safety near Roundup, southern Montana.
Making goats of themselves: Cory Freeman of the Rimrock Humane Society looks over at two stranded goats as they perch on a rail bridge in Montana
The young female animals, weighing about 30lb each, mostly stayed on the angled ledge - even though there was a wider surface area on a pillar just a few feet away.

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