Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Got your goat? At least one billy's a bully in Olympic National Park

July 21, 2008, 9:39 am
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Beware the aggressive billy. He roams the Klahhane Ridge vicinity, now and again approaching people and "not backing off," Olympic National Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said. There's no need to be alarmed when sighting this or any of the hundreds of mountain goats in the park. But "we recommend that people stay clear and not approach" the goats, she added. There have been reports of a goat in the Klahhane-Hurricane Ridge-Switchback Trail area that has refused to yield to two-legged park users, Maynes said. "They use the trails just as people do. We tell people that if the goat is approaching them, they could throw rocks and try to scare him off."