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    Famous Lake Goat

    One of highlights of this odd boating season on Lake Cumberland is the rise to fame of a goat. He apparently wanders down to the water's edge from a nearby farm. Billy Goatt (as someone named him on FaceBook), has become one of the top destinations for boaters for most of the summer. People have traveled from all areas of the lake just to see, feed him snacks, and take photos. Hundreds have taken selfies with him or clicked him with their children. There are goats in every petting zoo, but it's more fun to spend $100 worth of gas to go see one from a boat.

    Now, he has his own FaceBook page plus a group called the Lake Cumberland Goaters! And ship stores around the lake are selling GOAT t-shirts and mugs. It has been fun to watch.

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    It's because we are all really bored staying at home.

    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "he got your goat"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike View Post
    It's because we are all really bored staying at home.

    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "he got your goat"
    Ha! Good one, Peter!! It has been an unusual boating season to be sure. I will be very curious to see what all the first time boat owners do for the 2021 season.

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    Some how I missed this, we have Half Tail, a Dolphin that got half of his tail cut off many years ago. He is estimated to be 25 years old. Since he has a half of a tail, he can not keep up with other Dolphins, and is a Loner.

    So he swims up to boats and begs for food, as his hunting capabilities are limited. He knows all the Fishing Guides boats, and they take care of him. It is awesome to find him, as he looks straight into your eyes. Of course he does not have a Facebook page, and social media is silent, regarding Half Tail.

    But many do post images of him to their page.

    Dolphins are protected by Federal Law. Therefore, feeding and harrassing Dolphins are a NO NO.

    So we silently make sure he is fed well.


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    That's a cool story, Tom.

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