Goats are more human than we think.
British police responded to an emergency telephone call on Sunday fearing a woman was in distress, but instead found out that the noises were being made by a goat.
A passer-by reported hearing a “repeated” wailing noise from Bristol’s Avon Gorge and a National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter was sent in to investigate, the BBC reports.
1650hrs Avon Gorge searching for person who sounded in distress. We may have found the culprit! pic.twitter.com/1GY3WCRMgg— NPAS Filton (@NPAS_Filton) January 24, 2016
A NPAS spokesman said the cries of goats "can be mistaken for humans in distress.”
A search of the area turned up a “number of goats,” but no humans, NPAS Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer Ollie Dismore told the BBC.
The goat is believed to have been one of a group released into the gorge in 2011 to control the growth of scrubby vegetation and to save rare flowers.