Thursday, January 21, 2010

Animals behaving humanly, part 4

For the last of this series, the original plan was a well reasoned rant against scientists who go out of their way to try to prove that animals possess human skills, such as this newly reported study on mathematical abilities in monkeys.

But thanks to a story sent our way by our good friend Sir Pilkington-Smythe at Weirdimals, instead, we're going to wrap up with an animal behaving humanly in a manner that we (well, most of us, anyway) can feel superior to.

In California, a goat broke into a closed "gentleman's club". Caught on surveillance video, the goat, perhaps disappointed by the absence of ladies in a state of undress, demonstrated that he was not only lustful and disrespectful of other's property, but also vain: he spent half an hour staring into a mirror.

As a member of a more sophisticated species, I know you have better things to do than click on that link and watch the video for yourself.

Goat no doubt looking for trouble by Misterqueue.


  1. Wow, the grammar in the linked article was horrendous.

  2. Yeah, I wondered if that interview took place in the 'gentleman's club' over a drink or two or three.


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