Rick says "Wow, that's some hole; I can't even see the bottom. I wonder how deep it is."
Vance says," I don't know, let's throw something down and listen to see how long it takes to hit bottom."
Rick says "There's an old automobile transmission here, give me a hand and we'll throw it in and see." So they pick it up and carry it over, and count one, and two and three, and throw it in the hole.
They were standing there listening and looking over the edge when they heard a rustling in the brush behind them. As they turned around they saw a goat come crashing through the brush, running up to the hole and with no hesitation, jumping in head first.
While they were standing there looking at each other, looking in the hole and trying to figure out what that was all about, an old farmer walked up.
"Say there", said the farmer, "you fellers didn't happen to see my goat around here anywhere, did you?"
Rick says "Funny you should ask, but we were just standing here a minute ago and a goat came running out of the bushes doin' about a hundert miles an hour and jumped head first into this hole here!"
The old farmer said "Why that's impossible, I had him chained to a transmission!"