SALT LAKE CITY (July 20, 2012)--Utah wildlife officials want to talk to a man who’s been spotted in the mountains wearing a goat suit amid a herd of real wild goats.
Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said the “goat man” isn’t doing anything illegal, but he worries he’s unaware of the dangers.
Sixty permits will be issued for goat hunting season in September in the same area in the mountains above Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City.
Douglass also says the goats could be dangerous.
A man hiking Sunday along Ben Lomond peak in the Wasatch Range spotted the goat man and took blurry photographs.
It’s clear they weren't altered, Douglass said.
He said the man may just be a wildlife enthusiast.