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Re: Forest Service vs. Mountain Goats

Postby TallGrass » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:53 pm

Depends on which goats, terrain and the day. Ones I found on Pyramid were fine though I gave 'em a wide berth as they had a kid. Group spotted on N. Maroon in a LOW area by Minnehaha Gulch were fine then but later...
Chapter 6: Goated Off N. Maroon While Sexing (& more you can't unread)

Ain't much room to "Ole!" in the second gulley. I prefer to keep wildlife wild and unfamiliar/uncomfortable with humans. Even if it can kill you, they can be pests. Actually, even pests can kill:
Another Yosemite camper dies in hantavirus outbreak
Not sure if I'll do more 14ers. The trip reports are too tiring. :wink:

Re: Forest Service vs. Mountain Goats

Postby MonGoose » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:34 pm

I'll add a little more fuel to the fire. Mountain Goats are a non-native, invasive species that endanger native bighorn sheep. Mountain goats were transplanted to Colorado by the Colorado Department of Wildlife and increases revenue from hunting.

http://www.nps.gov/romo/naturescience/nonnativespecies.htm

http://cozine.com/2002-september/do-mountain-goats-belong-here/

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