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8A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL OCTOBER 4, 2017
Sears Rd. goats to get signs: Slow down
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The family of goats living at the gravel pit on Sears Rd. has caused a commotion on social media while good samaritans attempt to put signs in place to
warn drivers of their presence.
By Caitlyn May
It started 20 years ago. No one knows
where they came from but there's a theory
that perhaps a farm on the east side of the
gravel pit on Sears Rd. had a few escap-
ees. No matter their origin, the goats at the
gravel pit have sparked curiousity and com-
plaint. Now, Tina Fornoff is hoping to put
up signs in the area to warn people that the
goats are present and to slow down to avoid
"In 2008, 'One Horn' was pregnant," she
said of the current group's heritage. But un-
fortunately for One Horn, a local cougar
made a meal of her, sparing her baby.
"That's Black Betty and she's now the
oldest living goat at the pit," Fornoff said.
The owner of the gravel pit allows the
goats to live there but no one is sure of
where the original goats came from.
They've been known to steal tools and
lunches and a handful of years ago, a farmer
donated a female to the herd.
Currently, there are fi ve wild goats living
at the gravel pit including Black Betty.
A customer from Creswell, according to
Fornoff, donated a male goat named Stinky
to the pit. However, Stinky and the two
youngest kids were taken from the pit.
"We don't know who did it. There's some-
one who says they know where Stinky is,
tied to a tree in the yard but we haven't
found him," Fornoff said.
Fornoff, who lives in Yoncalla and owns
and operates a dump truck which hauls
gravel from the pit, began sharing the story
of the gravel pit goats on Facebook, letting
local residents know they were present at
the gravel pit after some near misses with
cars and the goats.
Fornoff started a petition to get signs for
the area, earning 320 signatures in just 10
"The goats are kind of a staple," she said.
"In doing the petition, we had stories about
the goats from people in different areas, one
story from Hawaii, with truck drivers com-
ing into the area."
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Fornoff had planned to submit the peti-
tion to the city of Cottage Grove to request
funding but announced she would fund the
signs on her own.
"People say put a fence up," Fornoff said.
"But the pasture is owned by someone who
took the goats for awhile two years ago and
they escaped back to the pit so a fence isn't
going to help."
Currently, the goats don't travel near the
road at night and survive off what they fi nd
as well as apples and tomatoes Fornoff sup-
plies and wild blackberries.
"That's why they're in the street," she
said. "They want the blackberries."
50 gallon troughs dot the property as well
to ensure the goats have enough drinking
"I want the signs just so people will be
aware and slow down," Fornoff said.
The gravel pit goat family welcomed a
new litter of goats earlier this year, prompt-
ing Fornoff to share photos of the goats, in-
cluding the new members of the heard, on
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