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Mountain Goat soaks in the morning sun

The conditions at 14,000+ feet can be harsh any time of year so when it is nice, you have to be sure to enjoy it. That seemed to be what this handsome fellow was doing a couple of weeks ago. While it was a chilly 40 degrees, there was some filtered sun coming through and the wind was relatively calm.

Not truly goats, they are actually members of the same family that includes antelopes, gazelles, and cattle. These handsome creatures are found from Alaska down to the Rocky Mountains of the United States. Found at high altitudes, Mountain Goats are sure-footed climbers and built to withstand the alpine areas that they typically inhabit.

A Mountain Goat soaks in the morning sun atop Mount Evans in Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

A Mountain Goat soaks in the morning sun atop Mount Evans in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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