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Voldemort the goat. (Image courtesy KSL Broadcasting)


A paperboy in northern Utah was attacked by something sinister on his Tuesday morning delivery run – a goat named Voldemort.

Jaxon Gessel was knocked from his bike and chased up a tree after the 18-month-old goat, reports Utah TV station KSL.

Voldemort is a fainting goat, a type of goat that passes out when frightened.

“It just freaked me out when it stood up on its hind legs and just wrapped its front legs around me and pulled me off (my bike),” Gessel told KSL’s Mike Anderson.

The goat’s owner maintains that Voldemort is usually well-behaved.

“He’s a really good pet, good with kids, a good lawnmower,” owner Marissa Benson told KSL.

Gessel and He Who Must Not Be Named had an hour-long standoff before Smithfield Police found them after Gessel’s parents reported him overdue from his paper route.

Voldemort was rounded up by animal control officers and returned to Benson.

Gessel told KSL that kids at school call him “Goat Boy” now, but Benson’s nickname might be better – The Boy Who Lived.

Click here to see Mike Anderson’s full report, and hear from Voldemort, on KSL’s website.