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Glacier National Park using bark ranger to keep goats wild


August 27, 2017

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — If a man pees in the forest and a mountain goat is around to lick the salt deposit, will the goat ever leave?

As it turns out, no.

After four years of study, Glacier National Park rangers have definitively figured out why mountain goats like to hang out at Logan Pass. New research shows the white-haired ungulates happen to be keen on humans, the defensive barrier they create against predators and the salty treats they tend to leave behind.

"There was a concern with the goats and sheep at Logan Pass," Mark Biel, GNP natural resources program manager, said. "We wan...

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