Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fainting Goats



This video has been cracking me up all day. These goats are hilarious to watch but I feel kind of bad about it! They apparently have a genetic disorder which causes their muscles to stiffen (painlessly) for about ten seconds when they are startled or excited. Sometimes they fall over and sometimes they just stand or hop around straight-legged - funny whichever they do. I got a kick out of hearing their various monikers as well!

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3 Comments:

Anonymous gearhead mama said...

I can't believe natural selection didn't take care of this. I mean, it seems like fainting would kind of interfere with escaping from a predator ...

2:39 PM  
Blogger fuzzypeach said...

Well, I think that they're a purely domestic breed of goat and this is the defect that comes along with having a small gene pool... like some kinds of dogs are pretty much guaranteed to have hip problems or whatnot.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Rbelle said...

It really is funny, especially since it doesn't seem like it hurts them or anything!

5:46 PM  

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