Can goats climb trees?

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Offline cheryl j

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Can goats climb trees?
« on: 02/11/2013 19:33:34 »
Never heard of this before. It's from the I love f---king love Science site. Photoshop? They look too heavy.

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Re: Tree climbing goats
« Reply #1 on: 02/11/2013 20:03:30 »
It would be hard to be sure.  I have heard of some goats climbing trees.  This one would be much harder to fake.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQev3UoGp2M

Mountain goats can climb mountain sides that would challenge people to climb. 

Goats will eat just about anything.  Looking at your photo, I don't see a thing left at ground level that is green.  That tree with the goats in it also appears to be quite stripped of foliage.  The paucity of foliage would indicate to me that the goats likely have spent some time in the tree.

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Re: Tree climbing goats
« Reply #2 on: 03/11/2013 02:09:45 »
Here is another goat photo (Alpine Ibex).  Hopefully it doesn't make you too queezy just looking at it.



And, a couple of articles about goats.
Goat Hooves Confer Ninja-like Climbing Abilities

Quadruped Climbing

Here is a good short video of one of the goats (ibex) on the wall.
http://www.youtube.com/v/SR9k76OxzfA

Also see the links in the Snopes Article
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Re: Tree climbing goats
« Reply #3 on: 03/11/2013 09:24:50 »
Tree climbing goats? Ridiculous and impossible.

Goat climbing trees? Bizarre but feasible.

Beware the missing hyphen.
« Last Edit: 03/11/2013 09:27:26 by alancalverd »
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Re: Tree climbing goats
« Reply #4 on: 04/11/2013 01:16:57 »


Also see the links in the Snopes Article

OMG that does make me queasy! The big picture is worse!

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Re: Tree climbing goats
« Reply #5 on: 18/11/2013 15:22:27 »
You'd be surprised at what some animals can do. Tree climbing is not the preserve of cats and goats.....

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