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Rangers deal with mountain goats, hiker conflicts

A mountain goat in Olympic National Park faced a photographer on the Switchback Trail in the Klahhane-Hurricane Ridge-Switchback Trail area near Port Angeles, Wash., in 2008. Forest Service officials announced Tuesday that Olympic National Forest has closed a trail near Hoodsport for two weeks because of aggressive mountain goats. (Associated Press)
A mountain goat in Olympic National Park faced a photographer on the Switchback Trail in the Klahhane-Hurricane Ridge-Switchback Trail area near Port Angeles, Wash., in 2008. Forest Service officials announced Tuesday that Olympic National Forest has closed a trail near Hoodsport for two weeks because of aggressive mountain goats. (Associated Press)

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- The effort continues:

Olympic Park Rangers close trail, teach goats to keep distance from hikers




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