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#375901 - 23rd Dec 2009 3:00pm Christmas Goat Burnt Down Again
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A Christmas goat made of straw has been burned down by vandals in a Swedish city in what has become a yuletide tradition.



Gävle city spokeswoman Anna Ostman said someone set fire to the 43ft figure around 3am and only a charred wooden skeleton remained.
Vandals have burned down the goat 24 times since it was first placed in Gävle in 1966 to mark the holiday season.

It has also been smashed several times, run over by a car and had its legs cut off.
In 2006 and 2007 city officials doused it in fireproofing chemicals.
Ostman said they stopped doing that because it discoloured the goat, making it "look like a brown terrier instead of a yellow straw goat."

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#375902 - 23rd Dec 2009 3:33pm Re: Christmas Goat Burnt Down Again [Re: MissGuided]
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#375905 - 23rd Dec 2009 3:54pm Re: Christmas Goat Burnt Down Again [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I dont think its wanted!


Imagine having that in Seacombe! People would simply just throw stones at it thinking it was real!!

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#375908 - 23rd Dec 2009 4:19pm Re: Christmas Goat Burnt Down Again [Re: ]
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I dont think its wanted!


Imagine having that in Seacombe! People would simply just throw stones at it thinking it was real!!
Or they might try to feed it...
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#375911 - 23rd Dec 2009 4:26pm Re: Christmas Goat Burnt Down Again [Re: MissGuided]
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....or try and ride it home after a night at the Pub.
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#376141 - 25th Dec 2009 12:15pm Re: Christmas Goat Burnt Down Again [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Why not make it out of non flammable materials.
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#376151 - 25th Dec 2009 5:28pm Re: Christmas Goat Burnt Down Again [Re: DavidB]
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No competition then...:)
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#376170 - 25th Dec 2009 8:39pm Re: Christmas Goat Burnt Down Again [Re: RUDEBOX]
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You'd think they'd consider it after 24 years of yearly burnings.
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