xoxoxoBruce Sunday Sep 26 12:10 AM
Sept 26, 2010: Dam Goats
I got an email saying this is Mountain Goats on a dam in Montana.
Gravdigr Sunday Sep 26 02:19 AM
I got those same pix, only attributed to Buffalo Bill Dam (in Wyoming). I looked the dam up, and it wasn't that.
Rhianne Sunday Sep 26 05:03 AM
I'd seen this too:
Rhianne Sunday Sep 26 05:08 AM
There are other clips too - and at different dams, it seems it's not too uncommon around the world.
SPUCK Sunday Sep 26 06:25 AM
What happens when you toss an M80 by them?
Wombat Sunday Sep 26 08:44 AM
Whichever dam it is, the climbing ability of those goats is amazing.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Sep 26 09:46 AM
Most US dams that size, are smooth faced concrete. But how they negotiate vertical rock walls is beyond me. I know they have hooves that will stick to a rock sticking out 2 or 3 inches, but their bodies don't fit in that space. That means their center of gravity is hanging out in space. It's magical I tells ya... ever wonder why the devil has goat horns?
jano Sunday Sep 26 10:03 AM
I heard a story of a pipeliner in West Texas parking his "New"car inside of a gate to keep someone stealing his car. He came back that evening and hundreds of goats climbed on his car doing the "Happy Dance". The damage looked like a hail storm or a person beating his car with a little hammer over every square inch of the car body.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Sep 26 10:11 AM
That's easy to believe, jano, goats just gotta get high.
newtimer Sunday Sep 26 11:48 AM
Sperlock Sunday Sep 26 11:56 AM
The Spectacular Spidergoats.
Gravdigr Sunday Sep 26 03:25 PM
Coign Monday Sep 27 12:49 PM
It was the "What's New" section of Snopes today.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Sep 27 02:27 PM
Ah, so I was sorta right. I was thinking Spain/Portugal, but I'll take Italy.
Leah Tuesday Sep 28 10:50 PM
What stupid goats they are, look at all the lovely green grass on either side of the Dam. Silly Billy Goats.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 28 10:52 PM
Don't be sexist, there are Nanny goats too.
Leah Tuesday Sep 28 10:54 PM
Ha ha Bruce.
vocalperk Thursday Sep 30 10:50 AM
that makes my hands sweat
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Sep 30 12:16 PM
Then you can just lick the salt off your hands, instead of climbing the dam.
SPUCK Friday Oct 1 06:44 AM
I wonder if we could line a stew pot up under one of them? Then launch a balloon of virgin olive oil at its feet.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Nov 14 03:03 AM
Here's a shot from the bottom of the dam. It looks like they have a snow covering to contend with, also.
Sundae Sunday Nov 14 05:54 AM
SPUCK Sunday Nov 14 06:01 AM
Naw, that's not snow. You'd see it in the shade of the grassy area. That's old concrete leaching all sorts of stuff.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Nov 14 08:44 AM
You're probably right, the original pictures show them on stones, but the lower part could be smoother concrete/mortar with leached out efflorescence.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Jan 24 10:33 PM
Happened upon another picture of the Alpine Ibex, on the dam wall, in Gran Paradiso National Park, Northern Italy.
Griff Saturday Jan 25 07:43 AM
I just sent this to Lil' Pete, maybe she'll find a way to see them.