You’ve “goat” to be kidding me: Goat visits UVU library

Reading Time: < 1 minute A local goat made an unplanned appearance at the UVU Fulton Library, alarming both students and staff.

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On Sept. 15, Utah Valley University students and faculty came face to face with an unlikely guest– a goat at the east entrance of the Fulton Library

“We had someone approach the desk with some urgency about an aggressive goat outside the library,” says Rachel Armstrong, a supervisor in the library circulation department. “We called it into campus police who actually put me on hold because they had a flood of calls coming in about the goat.” 

“I met a new student while walking into the library this morning,”  said Alejandro Renteria Chavira, a student at UVU. “It’s great how UVU accepts students from every walk of life. Even if it’s a four-legged walk.” Renteria Chavira also snapped a picture of the goat and stated, “After getting the picture the goat stared me in the eyes and started approaching me. In hindsight, I might’ve just barely avoided a goat smackdown.” 

In an Instagram post, the Center for Constitutional Studies assured students that “officers placed the goat ‘into custody and later returned the animal to its rightful owner, a resident living near UVU campus.” 

No goat sightings have been reported since the initial incident.