Beware the goat gangs of Ireland

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/09/beware-the-goat-gangs-of-irela.html

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Two words: “Mutton” and “Stew”.

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“Mutton?”, he asks sheepishly.

Still my first thought was roast goat.

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Ah. A foodie!

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It is feared that drugs may be involved.

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Peaky Bleaters™

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Outside of south Asia and a few other bit. Mutton is sheep homes.

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Ah… but mutton is also (in some places) the meat of adult goats.

:slight_smile:

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Once a goat has tasted the sweet nectar of freedom,

Good line for a song. Baaaaaaaa!

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Am I just more cruelly species-ist than average; or am I correct in interpreting this as ‘locals concerned; but only about as concerned as Philip J. Fry is shocked; which isn’t terribly concerned’?

Goats are certainly more endearing than your average parasite; but ‘feral population of invasive animal; conservation status “least concern”’ is generally open season if anyone is actually worried.

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Well if they just tell the feral herd’s male goats to stay off the dang table…

Missed opportunity for an obvious pun in that meme;

“I’ll cut ewe.

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Once a goat has tasted
The sweet nectar of freedom,
It then senses a life, long wasted
And thinks “Goat-herders? Who needs ‘em!”

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cillian-murphy-ohmy

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What does Bono think?

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Mine was curry goat, it’s so delicious!

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Here in Minnesota, you can rent goats for land management/brush removal.

Right now the goats are at Crosby Farm Regional Park in St Paul, eating invasive species on the bluff.
https://greatriverpassage.org/projects/goats/ You can often see them from the bike trail.

:biking_man: :biking_woman: :heart_eyes: :goat: :goat: :goat: :goat: :goat: :goat: :smiley:

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Obligatory HIMYM clip:

No one ever talks about the goat-on-goat violence.

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I don’t know… these guys look pretty tough. I’ve seen “Gangs of New York”, so I know all about these types of things.

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