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Screaming goat mistaken for man yelling for help

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Not the goat in question (file photo via Thinkstock)

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A person in Putnam County, Tenn., heard a man screaming for help from somewhere nearby. The sheriff's department was called. Even the dispatcher could hear the screams through the telephone.

According to the Herald-Citizen, which cites an incident report, Deputies Will Page and Gary Davis were sent to investigate. When they arrived, the two spoke to the person who called in the report. "We could hear what appeared to be a man screaming for help in the direction of a residence on Jackson Passage north of Edwards Lane,” Deputy Page wrote.

Page went to search for the screamer, but instead of finding a man surrounded by snakes, he found a very vocal goat tied to a fence. The deputies spoke to the goat's owner and then assured the caller that everything was OK.

Goats can sound a lot like people when they scream, a fact that has been documented in several viral videos. A few months ago, a compilation of goats screaming like terrified humans was all the rage. Folks have even sliced goat notes into Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" and (brace yourself) "Macarena."

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