There are men who splurge on goats.
In the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, a businessman sold a goat to someone interested in herding for 13 million Riyals, or roughly $3.6 million, local newspaper Okaz reports.
Some Saudis took to social media to express their disbelief in the price tag, wondering why anyone would shell out millions on the animal. Others poked fun at the transaction.
A goat was recently sold in Saudi Arabia for USD3.5 Million, now if thats not money laundering I can’t figure what is.— Turki B (@SaudiTurki) September 9, 2013
People with more money than sense: Goat goes on sale for $3M in Saudi Arabia! http://t.co/q8gL0v4Tl0— marwa e (@marwa293) September 9, 2013
But experts in goat trading — yes — say the animal was a rare breed and had unique characteristics, although they maintained the selling price was still too high, according to Al Arabiya English.
This isn't the first goat-related shenanigan in the Middle Eastern country.
In 2011, Okaz reported that two young men admitted to police they were responsible for placing a goat on a government hospital bed.
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