Department of Energy

Goat Injured in Bear Attack in Wolcott Dies

A goat that was injured in a bear attack in Wolcott on Friday has died.

Wolcott Police said Karl the Goat succumbed to his injuries and passed away Saturday morning.

Wolcott homeowner Brian Andrews called police just after 1 a.m. on Friday to report he had fired his gun at a bear.

Andrews's wife woke him up after hearing a commotion coming from the couple's goat pen.

When Andrews ran outside, he saw a bear attacking his goats.

"I got gun, came outside, could see the bear kinda had the goat pinned down. The goat was squealing or screaming. I actually shot into the ground, hoping to scare it away. When it heard, that bear got up, bit the back of the goat, picked it up in its mouth and carried across the pen," Andrews said.

He said he didn't think he had any other choice but to shoot at the bear.

The bear was found dead a few hours later, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said.

Karl the Goat was rushed to the emergency vet with deep wounds and passed away on Saturday.

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