Fainting gOats?

September 11, 2011 at 5:19 am (life) (, )

Did you guys know there’s a breed of goat that’s called “fainting goats”?

These guys is easily faint and colapse if there is anything that startled them. (Can you imagine how cool if would be when a herd of goats fainted in a field if there was any lighting or storm?) 🙂 There’s even a Fainting Goat Festival held every October in Marshall County, Tennessee in honour of these goats.. 😛

hOw cute is this 🙂

Fainting Goats (Wikipedia)
A fainting goat is a breed of domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat is startled. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing on its side. The characteristic is caused by a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita. When startled, younger goats will stiffen and fall over. Older goats learn to spread their legs or lean against something when startled, and often they continue to run about in an awkward, stiff-legged shuffle.


1 Comment

  1. Syahidah Ishak said,

    Cute nye dia…

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