Calling All Kids! - Goat - Southland by AndreaEL
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Please view large for full effect. The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the Bovidae family and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. There are over three hundred distinct breeds of goat. Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. Goats have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In the twentieth century they also gained in popularity as pets. Female goats are referred to as does or nannies, intact males as bucks or billies; their offspring are kids.
You will find a number of triangular shelters along the side of the road in Rural New Zealand, these are for goats that graze along the side of the road. I am not sure if they are kept as pets or lawn mowers, they eat almost anything. I encountered this Nanny on my walk I loved the shape of her hears.
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Nanny Reporting For Duty!

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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Comments

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    Way cool face and capture, both of them! Great detail!

  • Swaby, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 4 years ago

    what a great character

  • Lynn, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful captures Andrea ~ they have such great character!

  • Susie, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • millymuso
    millymusoabout 4 years ago

    lovely capture!!

  • Milly, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    LOL!! Too funny love it!!

  • Carolyn, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    What a cutie. Nice capture.

  • Bunny, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • rasim1
    rasim1about 4 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Rasim, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Danceintherain
    Danceintherainabout 4 years ago

    Adorable face ,,,

    • Coy
  • Coy, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Meladana
    Meladanaabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot, great detail, I agree her ears are lovely!

  • Meladana, thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 4 years ago
    Another one of your amazing shots Andrea.
  • Roy, thank you for your lovely comment & compliment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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