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Oklahoma goats are out of control…

Over the past few years, Oklahoma has developed into one the nation's hotspots for goats and the fake Twitter accounts that follow them. We have Baphomet, the Lake Hefner mowers and now these guys, the Turner Turnpike goats...

Listen. I'm cool with goats mowing our lawns, but using them to inspect and repair our bridges is taking things too far. I get it. Our roads and bridges are in bad shape and money is tight. Goats are hard workers, dependable and can get to really hard-to-reach places. But they're goats. At last check, they don't have hands. And when has a story ever ended well that involved goats and bridges? They go together like cats and dogs, cops and robbers, and Oklahoma bridges and safety. Regular Jim Traber is probably camping out underneath an overpass at this very moment.

Anyway, I'm not the only one bemused by that photo. It received hundreds of social media shares and was covered by News 9, KFOR and KOKH. It even got the attention of Steve Lackmeyer, who proceeded to have an inane social media conversation with the anonymous intern who controls the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Twitter account:

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Friendly reminder that we, the taxpayers of Oklahoma, pay someone a salary to do things like tell Steve Lackmeyer via Twitter that "the goats r real." Is that really the best use of our tax dollars? Personally, I'd much rather live in a world where Steve Lackmeyer has no clue which goats are real or fake.

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