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In addition, their [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite "Food"]] is generally accepted to be tin cans, or at least anything made out of metal. This is a commonly believed myth in real life, coming from the fact that real-life goats will ''chew'' on tin cans in order to eat the paper and glue from the labels.

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Depending on the situation and the level of comic exaggeration, such a goat may go from simply being willing to eat technically edible things most people or animals would never begin to find palatable to being able to consume literally anything put if front of it, chowing down on steel girders and cinderblocks as if they were hay. An Extreme Omni-Goat is usually also able to consume preposterous volumes of food, often eating hundreds or thousands of times its own weight in produce, wood and/or industrial materials without any visible discomfort or losing any of its appetite.

In addition, general, their [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite "Food"]] is generally accepted to be tin cans, or at least anything made out of metal. This is a commonly believed myth in real life, coming from the fact that real-life goats will ''chew'' on tin cans in order to eat the paper and glue from the labels.



* Scrooge [=McDuck=], from ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'', once bought a goat to guard his money bin in the comics. Unfortunately, it both guarded and ate the money so Scrooge sold it back to the previous owner.
* Referenced in one Creator/RobertCrumb ''Mr. Natural'' comic. Crumb is telling a city-dweller about how he needs to go out and actually live life, recommending that he goes out to spend some time at a farm. After being convinced, the city-dweller asks Mr. Natural if goats really eat cans--and Mr. Natural immediately flies into a rage over the sheer absurdity of the question.

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': Scrooge [=McDuck=], from ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'', [=McDuck=] once bought a goat to guard his money bin in the comics. Unfortunately, Unfortunately it both guarded and ate the money money, so Scrooge sold it back to the previous owner.
* Referenced in one Creator/RobertCrumb ''Mr. Natural'' comic. Crumb is telling a city-dweller about how he needs to go out and actually live life, recommending that he goes out to spend some time at a farm. After being convinced, the city-dweller asks Mr. Natural if goats really eat cans--and cans -- and Mr. Natural immediately flies into a rage over the sheer absurdity of the question.



* The trailer for the film ''Babies'' end with a goat (implicitly, but not shown) eating a baby's feces.

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* ''Film/{{Babies}}'': The trailer for the film ''Babies'' end ends with a goat (implicitly, but not shown) eating a baby's feces.



* One episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' involves the entire payroll being eaten by a goat (which had been bought by Klinger on the grounds of it being economically sound--he could, after all, get fresh milk from it). This causes numerous problems for the unit, as they must convince superiors that they [[RefugeInAudacity lost their money because a goat ate it]], and one character had taken a loan from another at a ludicrous interest rate on the assumption that he would be able to pay it back pretty much the next day. An inspector investigates the claim, and does not believe it. However, the staff arrange for the goat to get access to some very important paperwork the inspector is working on, and she promptly eats it as expected. Now, faced with the same story to tell his superiors about the paperwork, the inspector is forced to accept the payroll loss claim.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': One episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' involves the entire payroll being eaten by a goat (which had been bought by Klinger on the grounds of it being economically sound--he could, after all, get fresh milk from it). This causes numerous problems for the unit, as they must convince superiors that they [[RefugeInAudacity lost their money because a goat ate it]], and one character had taken a loan from another at a ludicrous interest rate on the assumption that he would be able to pay it back pretty much the next day. An inspector investigates the claim, and does not believe it. However, the staff arrange for the goat to get access to some very important paperwork the inspector is working on, and she promptly eats it as expected. Now, faced with the same story to tell his superiors about the paperwork, the inspector is forced to accept the payroll loss claim.



** An old animation features a song about the letter "O" and words containing it. At one point we see a goat "eating a bowl of bones, potatoes, and soap"...followed by the bowl itself.
** Another song had farm animals continuously coming and eating the singer's food, ending on a goat who ate the only things left: a pair of sneakers and the bowl they were sitting in.
*** Following complaints by the Dairy Goats Association of America, later showings were followed by a sketch of a goat Muppet emphatically saying how she would ''not'' eat sneakers, but only healthy food that would help produce good milk -- though a second goat had no such compunctions, since she wasn't a dairy goat.

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** An old animation features a song about the letter "O" and words containing it. At one point we see a goat "eating a bowl of bones, potatoes, and soap"... followed by the bowl itself.
** Another song had farm animals continuously coming and eating the singer's food, ending on a goat who ate the only things left: a pair of sneakers and the bowl they were sitting in.
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in. Following complaints by the Dairy Goats Association of America, later showings were followed by a sketch of a goat Muppet emphatically saying how she would ''not'' eat sneakers, but only healthy food that would help produce good milk -- though a second goat had no such compunctions, since she wasn't a dairy goat.

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* Absa from the ''VideoGame/RivalsOfAether'' universe doesn't eat anything in her playable appearance, but eating things that aren't supposed to be eaten is a borderline addiction of hers in the spin-off, ''Lovers of Aether''. [[ADogAteMyHomework This includes her own homework]].


** Goats eat roses-a plant that evolved thorns specifically to avoid being eaten by anything too big to fit between them. To try and stop them, somebody bred roses that supposedly tasted so horrible the goats wouldn't eat them. The goats ate them anyway.
** At petting zoos where you can feed the animals, they sometimes hand out little Dixie cups full of feed. Some goats, when offered, eat the whole thing -- cup and all. It is imperative that you keep the feed away from your shoulder-bag. Especially if you have some important documents in them.

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** Goats eat roses-a plant that evolved thorns specifically to avoid being eaten by anything too big to fit between them. To try and stop them, somebody bred roses that supposedly tasted so horrible the goats wouldn't eat them. [[FridgeLogic The goats ate them anyway.
anyway]].
** At petting zoos where you can feed the animals, they sometimes hand out little Dixie cups full of feed. Some goats, when offered, eat the whole thing -- cup and all. It is imperative that you keep the feed away ''away'' from your shoulder-bag. Especially if you have some important documents in them.



** They'll also eat shoelaces, as petting zoo experience can attest.

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** They'll also eat shoelaces, [[BigEater shoelaces]], as petting zoo experience can attest.


* On ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', [[SatyrsAndFauns Phil]], who is part goat, is seen eating pottery.

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* On ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', [[SatyrsAndFauns [[FaunsAndSatyrs Phil]], who is part goat, is seen eating pottery.


* On ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Phil, who is part goat, is seen eating pottery.

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* On ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Phil, [[SatyrsAndFauns Phil]], who is part goat, is seen eating pottery.


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** Goats eat roses. To try and stop them, somebody bred roses that supposedly tasted so horrible the goats wouldn't eat them. The goats ate them anyway.

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** Goats eat roses.roses-a plant that evolved thorns specifically to avoid being eaten by anything too big to fit between them. To try and stop them, somebody bred roses that supposedly tasted so horrible the goats wouldn't eat them. The goats ate them anyway.


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12888124/1/Happy-Endings Happy Endings]]'' Aberforth Dumbledore's goat eats his brother Albus' Headmaster portrait.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12888124/1/Happy-Endings Happy Endings]]'' Aberforth Dumbledore's goat eats his brother Albus' Headmaster portrait.



* There's a children's book called ''Gregory, the Terrible Eater'', written by Mitchell Sharmat and illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. It's about a goat, whose parents are very concerned--he doesn't want to eat normal things like cans and boxes, he wants these bizarre concoctions, like scrambled eggs, tacos, and peanut butter sandwiches. They eventually start him on a regimen that centers around compromise--they'll let him eat what he wants (e.g., some peas) if he also eats what they think he should (e.g., the can); they realize it's worked too well when he starts noshing on Dad's ties and Mom's sewing kit, and have to tell him to scale it back a bit.

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* There's a children's book called ''Gregory, the Terrible Eater'', written by Mitchell Sharmat and illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. It's about a goat, goat whose parents are very concerned--he doesn't want to eat normal things like cans and boxes, he wants these bizarre concoctions, like scrambled eggs, tacos, and peanut butter sandwiches. They eventually start him on a regimen that centers around compromise--they'll let him eat what he wants (e.g., some peas) if he also eats what they think he should (e.g., the can); they realize it's worked too well when he starts noshing on Dad's ties and Mom's sewing kit, and have to tell him to scale it back a bit.



* In one of the ''Literature/MythAdventures'' novels, Skeeve disguises his pet dragon Gleep as a goat to avoid intimidating the local Klahds. He chooses this form specifically because Gleep is an ExtremeOmnivore and it'll rouse less suspicion if a goat starts nibbling on, say, a wagon wheel than if some other domestic animal does so.

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* In one of the ''Literature/MythAdventures'' novels, Skeeve disguises his pet dragon Gleep as a goat to avoid intimidating the local Klahds. He chooses this form specifically because Gleep is an ExtremeOmnivore and it'll rouse arouse less suspicion if a goat starts nibbling on, say, a wagon wheel than if some other domestic animal does so.



* In ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', the stomachs of two celestial goats form an inter-dimensional mail delivery system--one is fed with a letter, which the other will cough up no matter where it is.

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* In ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', the stomachs of two celestial goats form an inter-dimensional mail delivery system--one is fed with a letter, which the other will cough up no matter where it is.



* In a radioplay to the german TV puppet series ''Das Sandmännchen'', one story revolved around a boy getting a goat named Erna who ''loves'' paper and turns it into confetti [[UnusualEuphemism on the other end]].

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* In a radioplay to radio play of the german German TV puppet series ''Das Sandmännchen'', one story revolved around a boy getting a goat named Erna who ''loves'' paper and turns it into confetti [[UnusualEuphemism on the other end]].



** They also might be the only creatures that can keep Himalayan blackberries under control. Along with being used by some Tea farmers to eat all the weeds as they don't eat the tea leaves.

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** They also might be the only creatures that can keep Himalayan blackberries under control. Along with being used by some Tea tea farmers to eat all the weeds as they don't eat the tea leaves.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12888124/1/Happy-Endings Happy Endings]]'' Aberforth Dumbledore's goat eats his brother Albus' Headmaster portrait.


The general portrayal in fiction that all goats are creatures that fall under the ExtremeOmnivore heading. To the point that if anyone brings a goat into a story, there's a good chance that they'll eat something important that they weren't supposed to. This is normally played for laughs, but can also be used in more dramatic works where the goat's hunger causes serious, long-term problems for the characters.

Tin cans often feature, because there's a myth that goats eat metal cans in real life. It comes from goats that chew on the cans in order to eat the paper and glue of the labels.

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The general portrayal in fiction that all goats are creatures that fall under the ExtremeOmnivore heading. To the point that if Type 2 {{Extreme Omnivore}}s, able and willing to eat anything and everything. If anyone brings a goat into a story, there's a good chance that they'll it will eat something important that they weren't it wasn't supposed to. This is normally played for laughs, PlayedForLaughs, but can also be used in more dramatic works where the goat's hunger causes serious, long-term problems for the characters.

Tin cans often feature, because there's In addition, their [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite "Food"]] is generally accepted to be tin cans, or at least anything made out of metal. This is a commonly believed myth that goats eat metal cans in real life. It comes life, coming from the fact that real-life goats that chew will ''chew'' on the tin cans in order to eat the paper and glue of from the labels.


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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': [[spoiler:Merry, once she's taken human form. Given her AnimalMotif and her nature as a Zoan ship, she can consume a lot of inorganic matter, and even drinks an entire barrel of hot pitch with no problem. Her favorite food is ''cloth''.]]
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* In an radioplay to the german TV puppet series ''Das Sandmännchen'', one story revolved around a boy getting a goat named Erna who ''loves'' paper and turns it into confetti [[UnusualEuphemism on the other end]].

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* In an a radioplay to the german TV puppet series ''Das Sandmännchen'', one story revolved around a boy getting a goat named Erna who ''loves'' paper and turns it into confetti [[UnusualEuphemism on the other end]].

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* In an radioplay to the german TV puppet series ''Das Sandmännchen'', one story revolved around a boy getting a goat named Erna who ''loves'' paper and turns it into confetti [[UnusualEuphemism on the other end]].


* An early ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' story features The Fat Controller leaning out of a window, causing his hat to blow off his head, where a goat eats it for tea.

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* An early ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' story story, "Edward, Gordon, and Henry" features The Fat Controller leaning out of a window, causing his hat to blow off his head, where a goat eats it for tea.tea. This was also adapted into [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E4EdwardGordonAndHenry an episode]] of the AnimatedAdaptation, ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''.


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* In addition to the adaptation of "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E4EdwardGordonAndHenry Edward, Gordon and Henry]]" (see the Literature section), ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' also gives us the episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS5E8Baa Baa!]]". When Maithwaite Station wins the Best Dressed Station competition, Sir Topham Hatt presents a pumpkin to a farmer for his ram, and says, "And I'll eat my hat if you don't like it." When Harold lands, the wind from his propellers blows Sir Topham Hatt's hat off his head, right in the ram's reach, where the ram promptly eats it. Sir Topham Hatt's response? "Well, seems I wouldn't be able to eat my hat even if I had to."

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