A wild goat. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A wild goat. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers in Snowdonia have issued advice on identifying casualties after a recent caprine callout.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was alerted after a member of public reported a man screaming in Cwm Idwal.

A team spokesperson said: “Unable to call the informant back, a small team went to investigate but found no-one except for the local goats – false alarm with good intent.

“There are lots of goats low down on the mountains at the moment and they can sound like people shouting.

“Be sure to have a full, two-way conversation before calling for help.

“For those unsure of the difference, goats have beards, horns, four cloven feet and are smelly. Humans have two arms, two legs, usually have phones – possibly smelly. Not to be confused with beard, horns, two arms and two cloven feet. That would be Satan.”

Three team volunteers were involved for about two hours in the incident.

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