A Utah paperboy hid atop a tree so long this week that his parents reported him missing. Amusingly, a bug-eyed goat named Voldemort was to blame.

The goat is apparently a neighborhood pet, according to The Deseret News. He's named after the villain in "Harry Potter" for his off-putting, seemingly evil appearance.

That's part of why 14-year-old Jaxon Gessel was so shocked when it pounced on him, wrapping its front legs around his bike and giving him such a scare that he scampered up a tree and stayed there so long that his parents reported him missing.

Police ultimately came and returned the goat to its owner. The boy was fine.

This video is from KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, aired Friday, November 14, 2012.