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#285192 - 07/28/17 06:14 PM Hiking Safely in Mtn Goat country
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 979
Loc: Channeled Scablands
More about safety around wildlife from Rich Landers.

Basic rules of interaction with goats:

Don't feed them anything.
Don't urinate on or near the trail (good practice whether goats are present or not).
If a goat approaches you and can't be dissuaded, it's up to the human to retreat.
Don't leave your pack unattended. The goats will chew the straps in search of salt.
Be polite and respectful of all wildlife.


#285210 - 07/31/17 05:27 PM Re: Hiking Safely in Mtn Goat country [Re: clearwater]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5999
Loc: southern Cal
Just goats? Leave the wildlife alone,even the adorable chipmunks (hard to believe though it may be....).
Geezer in Chief

#285213 - 07/31/17 11:31 PM Re: Hiking Safely in Mtn Goat country [Re: clearwater]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2003
Loc: Great Plains
Goats can be pretty dangerous.
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#285215 - 07/31/17 11:44 PM Re: Hiking Safely in Mtn Goat country [Re: Phaedrus]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1578
Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
Goats can be pretty dangerous.

They can bite. I know that from experience.

Jeanette Isabelle
"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson


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