JUL 21, 2016 9:23 AM PDT

Goat Drowns Because People Just Couldn't Leave it Alone

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

For whatever reason, people just can’t seem to leave animals alone. There are tons of horror stories out there having to do with animals that just want to be left alone, and people always have to bother them. As a result, either the human or the animal ends up getting hurt.
 
This time, Seward City, Alaska is the latest place to take the burden of a catastrophe that could have been avoided.
 

A goat from Alaska has drowned after being forced into the ocean by selfie-hungry people.

 Image Credit: Patrice Fero via Associated Press

Alaska State Troopers are now reminding the public of why it’s better to give animals their space after a local mountain goat has reportedly drowned in ocean water after attempts to get away from a swarm of people that were chasing it down to grab a photograph.
 
“It is imperative that wildlife is given adequate space to be able to leave a congested area like downtown Seward,” the Alaskan State Troopers agency said in a public statement. “People not giving the animal space and getting close to take photos resulted in a wild animal dying for no cause.”
 
The animal had reportedly jumped into the water to get away from everyone, and it successfully get back on dry land. The only problem was that everyone started to close in on the animal again, so it went back into the water and was unable to get back on land because people weren’t giving it enough space to get back up.
 
For whatever reason, there seems to be a growing trend in disturbing wildlife to grab the perfect selfie. This is not the first time an animal has died for photography; a shark was also recently dragged out of the water for photographs in the Dominican Republic, where it later died.
 
Another case of people getting too close to wildlife was in Yellowstone National Park, where a wild bison was picked up by people in a car because the animal looked to be all alone; later on, the herd rejected the animal and it needed to be euthanized.
 
Please people, we know they're cute, but just leave wildlife alone and go about your own business. It's better for the welfare of yourself and the animal.
 
Source: The Huffington Post

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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