How FourSquare helped me find an awesome goat

IMG_7157.JPGSay hello to Otis. Internet, Otis. Otis, Internet. Now that the introductions have been made, let me tell you the story of how FourSquare helped me find Otis the goat.

In September of 2010, I went on a vacation in Vermont which involved driving around the state looking for cool places to visit. While in Montpelier, I stopped at the Morse Farm because it was on a travel guide as a good place to get maple syrup products. As I had been doing, I checked in to FourSquare when I arrived at Morse Farm and saw the following:


I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this tip. At first I thought it was just a goof, but I asked the store clerk and sure enough there was a goat out back. I discovered a neat wood enclosure with a staircase for the goat to climb. At the top of the staircase was a pulley system which had an empty syrup container cut in half attached to it:


I know, you’re thinking ‘who cares?! it’s a stupid goat!’. But, you haven’t seen Otis’ trick yet! Behold:

Thank you FourSquare for helping me find Otis the goat and thanks Geoff for leaving the best FourSquare tip ever.

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Pierre Baillargeon

Pierre Baillargeon is an engineer from South Florida who holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering, having graduated from Florida Atlantic University in August of 2005. Pierre currently works as a Robotics Engineer at a non-profit biomedical research organization and is known to enjoy photography, gadgets and skillfully constructed pizza.

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