Psycho killer...

by David Swatton April. 11, 2018 611 views

Cute and adorable? Think again. The herd of wild goats that roam the moors and cliffs west of Lynton in Devon have had to be culled in the past because of their murderous tendencies. They like to butt the resident sheep off the cliffs to their deaths... one way of getting that grass to yourself I suppose!

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months ago

We have large white mountain goats in our National Park, here on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. A few years back a large male gored a hiker to death. They are very territorial & aggressive....

Just returned from my long absence from PB.
Hope to get back in the “swing of things”, once I catch up on the ton of “snail mail” & email that’s accumulated…..sigh…
Nice to be back in my own bed & neighborhood!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

#1 - a cute wolf in a goat pelt - or something like that?
Bingo, I didn't know that! Again a good example that vegetarians are more aggressive and dangerous than carnivors. wink

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David Swatton Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

Indeed, and apparently sheep can't fly!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 2 years, 6 months ago

joy  NO?!? But sometimes they look like woolly ballons or cottony clouds! joy

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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 6 months ago

He's certainly a mischievous look to his eye!
Great photo! Mxx

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