A herd of goats prompted a rescue bid when their bleating was mistaken for cries for help.
A climber on Idwal Slabs in Snowdonia reported hearing “repeated shouts for help” to Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO).
But what he had in fact heard was a herd of goats kidding around.
OVMRO said it sent a team who then spoke to a group of walkers on Twll Du who said goats had been bleating behind them.
“This now proves the goats are on to us,” the team posted on social media.
“[They] have evolved their tactics to include human decoys to improve their chances of deploying the team on false alaaaarms.”
It added: “All joking aside, it was a false alarm with good intent and the team will always respond to people’s concerns for their fellow mountaineers… and goats.