Goat man yelling for help. Deputies in Putnam Country, Tennessee, who were called to investigate reports of someone crying for help were relieved to find that the source of the screams was just a goat tied to a fence.
“We could hear what appeared to be a man screaming for help in the direction of a residence on Jackson Passage north of Edwards Lane,” Deputy Will Page of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department wrote in the official incident report. “It was actually coming from a goat that was tied to a fence.”
The owner of the goat was contacted and the concerned citizen who placed the emergency call was notified that “everything was OK.”
The Herald-Citizen says the same thing happened just a few months ago, when a report of a voice “calling for help” turned out to be a goat.
And in a twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan, that goat actually needed help.
“I located a goat that had gotten tangled up in the woods behind that residence,” Deputy Jeremy Nash wrote in his report.