When it comes to animal attacks, most people work on the assumption that the aggressor must necessarily be a predator, or at least an enraged dog.However, a paperboy from Utah recently learned (the hard way, one might add) that goats can also be pretty scary.
Thus, Jaxon Gessel got attacked by an 18-month-old pet-goat named Voldermort, which knocked him off his bike, tackled him and chased him up a tree.
Interestingly enough, this 14-year-old boy did nothing to provoke the animal: he was simply riding around, making sure the Utah residents under his “jurisdiction” got their morning papers, sources explain.
Jaxon says that, when the goat first started making its way towards him, he believed that it was only a dog which for one reason or another felt compelled to defend its territory against this intruder.
“Then it made a weird noise, kind of like a grunting noise. I'm like, 'What the Heck is that?',” the paperboy later explained.
“It just freaked me out when it stood up on its hind legs and just wrapped its front legs around me and pulled me off,” he went on to add.
In order to avoid being seriously injured by Voldemort, Jaxon had no choice except seek refuge in a nearby tree.
However, the goat did not give up all that easily, and kept circling the paperboy for about an hour.
As well as this, it chased after every pedestrian that walked by, most likely in order to make sure nobody would dare try to rescue the boy.
Jaxon only managed to come down from his tree when the goat decided to run after two girls.
Interestingly enough, when the police came by to investigate the animal, Voldermort showed no signs of improper behavior, and even seemed rather friendly and welcoming.
The goat's owner is truly sorry about what happened, and promises that from now on he will pay more attention to how Voldemort chooses to spend its free time.