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Goat Attacks Lead Olympic Park To Urge Against Peeing Near Trails

First Posted: 07/08/11 06:21 PM ET Updated: 09/07/11 06:12 AM ET

PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- Olympic National Park in Washington state is urging hikers not to urinate along backcountry trails to avoid attracting mountain goats who lick urine deposits for salt.

The advice is part of a plan to avoid aggressive goats like the one that gored a Port Angeles, Wash., man to death in October.

The Peninsula Daily News reports the popular park also may close trails where goats follow people or enter camp sites.

Backcountry campers are advised to urinate 200 feet away from trails to prevent the trails from turning into "long, linear salt licks."




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