Hairy Houdini ... 4 Legged Mountain Explorer
Trapped in a Crevice October 29, 2008
We have affectionately named a Mountain Goat frequenting the project 'Houdini'. This may be him, or it could be a younger one, in which case I am taking the liberty
of naming him 'Houdini Jr.' We don't know how he arrived in this predicament, but are thankful we were able to help him out.
Houdini was found by the President of Arthon Contractors while investigating with the company's geologist. It was established that he was alive and well about
20 to 30 feet down the crevice (pictures are zoomed). A plan was formulated to bring him out. Planks were laid leading out of the deep crevice overnight. See Houdini's nose deep down in the first two shots!
When morning arrived and Houdini remained in the crevice, a pre-arranged visit by the Conservation Officer, Mr. Ed Sykes, was set in motion to free the mountain goat.
Status checks were made on the moving rock mass with survey equipment and monitoring was put in place.
Bill and Mike saved Houdini with the help and hopes of many.
The Hall brothers - (Chimera Springs Rock Works Ltd. - professional scalers, rock climbers, and blasters working for Arthon) were able to tranquilize Houdini
and get the mountain goat to the surface.
After some time, the tranquilizer's effects began to fade. After a reviving mouth to mouth session by Mike (!) our furry friend bounded over the mountain to the cheers and admiration of many onlookers.
Houdini is Safe.... Well done lads.
The furry critter was moved up the slope to ensure he did not repeat his descent upon awakening....
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