Surfing goats ride waves in Orange County

Surfing goats ride waves in Orange County

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Dana NcGregor's pet goats Pismo, left, and Goatee surf at San Onofre State Beach, Calif., on Wednesday July 11, 2012. McGregor started taking Pismo's mother Goatee to the beach, and it wasn't long before she was on a surfboard. When Pismo was born, McGregor put her on a board too, and she was a natural, he says. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Ron Veal) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT;TV OUT: MANDATORY CREDIT

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Posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:30 AM

   SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Two goats named Goatee and Pismo are wowing California beachgoers with their surfing skills.

   The goats' owner, Dana McGregor, says he taught his goats to surf because he loves to ride the waves and thought they would like it, too.

   The goats stood on surfboards and cruised along waves Wednesday at San Onofre State Beach, as bystanders watched in amazement.

   Goatee, a nanny goat, and her billy goat, Pismo, even rode waves together. But after a few rides, Goatee swam to shore.

   McGregor says he originally got Goatee to eat unwanted foliage on his property.

   He began taking the goat to the beach with him, eventually putting her on a surfboard.

   McGregor says he started putting Pismo on a board after he was born in March.

 

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