By EnStarz Staff Writer, EnStarz | Jul 24, 2012 04:32 PM EDT
The "Goat Man" mystery has been solved.
The man who was spotted earlier in July dressed as a white goat and crawling along wild goats in Utah's mountains, identified himself as a 57-year-old hunter from Southern California.
The hunter told an authority at the Division of Wildlife Resources in Utah that he was testing a "goat suit" in preparation for an archery hunt in Canada next year, according to the Standard-Examiner of Ogden.
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The man reportedly called the Division of Wildlife Resources in Utah after he learnt of the media attention brought to him.
"He gave me details that convinced me it was him," Phil Douglas from the Division of Wildlife Resources told the Standard-Examiner yesterday. "I'm satisfied that this was a person preparing for a hunt and did it with knowledge and experience."
He also said he heard Utah was a good place to find goat herds, according to KSL.com.
The man didn't reveal his name.
The "Goat Man" was photographed on July 15 on Utah's Ben Lomond Peak on Ogden.
Authorities were worried that the man would be injured from hanging out with the wild goats or from hunters in the area.
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