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    Izzy is offline
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    Soaking

    in the scenery...
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    beats chewing up the scenery...
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    BTW, goats vision allow for a 320-340 degree panorama... a result of a horizontal rectangular pupil...
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    that helps goats detect and escape predators... but a "soulless" appearance to a goat's gaze that is related to the pupil's shape seems to be among the reasons that goats have been linked to the devil...

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: Soaking

    great goat shots and info.
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    dadto6 is offline
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    Re: Soaking

    and great goat anotomy description.

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    GMP62 is offline
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    That goat looks quite comfy soaking up that beautiful view! Love the added goat intel, also.
    Another fun and informative post, Izzy!!

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    This four-legged furry friends always make me smile. Thanks, Izzy!
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    Great photos and info! Thanks for posting them

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    elgreaux is offline
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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Great shots and teaching IZZY!

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    NancySC is offline
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    Loved the pix & the learning ! good they don't have my fear of some heights !

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    dadto6 is offline
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    I've climbed in the British Columbia Rockies above 12,000 feet. The Rocky Mountain Goat is amazing how they can spring from small ledge to small ledge for their size. An adult male is about 300 pounds. Also, hiking in the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain resides the spectacular Chamois, they are very elusive.

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    cec1 is offline
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    Re: Soaking

    Great images & info, Izzy . . . & how do they manage to effortlessly spring from one pin-head size perch to another?

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    Izzy is offline
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    Re: Soaking

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    ...how do they manage to effortlessly spring from one pin-head size perch to another?
    Goat Hooves Confer Ninja-like Climbing Abilities... other sources answer similarly but this one citing an analysis of a single video of a mountain goat looks at the mechanics of that goat's climbing...

    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
    ...hiking in the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain resides the spectacular Chamois, they are very elusive.
    Regarding the Chamois - one will be only ‘in the company of the devil"
    climbing Alpine peaks according to Horace Bénédict de Saussure, the man "often considered the founder of of Alpinism".

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    (Photo from article referenced above)

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    Cwater is offline
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    Re: Soaking

    Love this!

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    dadto6 is offline
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    Stunning Creatures

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    Bart -my real name- is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Great images & info, Izzy . . . & how do they manage to effortlessly spring from one pin-head size perch to another?
    Have you seen the tree climbing goats in Morocco? When I first saw photos of this, I assumed they were photoshopped...............nope!

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    Bart -my real name- is offline
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    Love that first photo, Izzy!

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    NancySC is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by dadto6 View Post
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    Stunning Creatures
    Saw some of these on the Icefields Pkwy after leaving Jasper, they were ON the parkway !

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