Even though I couldn't hang out with my goat pals today, I got to watch something almost as good. (Thanks to my friend, Dan, for sharing this with me!). Check out the video of these agile Ibex goats (affectionately nicknamed "Spider Goats") from Italy!
|These are actually goats climbing this steep wall! photo credit.|
Apparently Ibex goats originate from the Alps and are, obviously, known far and wide for their amazing, spidy-like climbing abilities. Also, they are considered wild (no kidding). Here is yet another video of their climbing, even closer-up. In it, you can see the goat licking the stone wall of the dam (aw), possibly to reach its nutritional requirements for salt.
|Did I mention how impressed I am!? photo credit.|
|Look! It's Shenee and one of the Pygmy goats of Animal Acres!|
Got any interesting goat stories? Leave a comment! I want to hear any and all things goat-related.