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Goats strike a pose in Lithuanian village

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:50

A female named 'Demyte' is crowned the most glamorous goat in Lithuania's village of Ramygala. Rough Cut - no reporter narration

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Lithuanian village of Ramygala held its annual beauty pageant on Sunday, the top prize going to a 16-month-old female goat called Demyte, or "Little Spot". Around 500 people braved the summer heat to attend the parade in honor of the goat, a traditional symbol of the northern village. The pageant also included a marching band, dancers in fancy costumes and a "king" and "queen" presiding over ceremonies. It was the first time Demyte's owner, 74-year-old retired veterinarian Ferdinandas Petkevicius, had won the competition after six years of trying. Six goats decorated with flowers were paraded on a red carpet before a jury comprising the local member of parliament, the head of the local school and a cucumber farmer. Several contestants stubbornly refused to walk and were instead carried by their owners. Cakes, jars of honey, books and coupons for a haircut were awarded to winners' owners, before they walked their goats away from a by-then generously stained red carpet.

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Goats strike a pose in Lithuanian village

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:50