It is very sad. But a hell of a story! Not sure which has more "whoop" factor, the tale or the comments, which include these morsels:
Real country folks know that things can happen very quickly in a situation like this.
It would depend on what the person was doing with the goat. ... The thing I learned was that if you aren't doing something you're not supposed to be doing, there is very little problem.
Reminds me of one of my former editors here who used to joke that my goat "wasn't tightly tethered."
A colleague raises this valid question: "How the hell does a goat, with no opposable thumbs, hog-tie a human? ... Seriously, think what would happen if cats had opposable thumbs. It would be like raising a bunch of monkeys in your house."
While I couldn't find a photo of a true monkey-cat, this one that came up in a Google search struck me as cute enough to share.