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Red, white and blue

The colors of our nation’s flag represented in the landscape, the wildlife and the sky. 😉

Hearkening back to early September, just days before the road to access these cool creatures closed for the season. The Mountain Goat herd was late arriving at their usual spot and I had just about given up. As I head down from the summit to look elsewhere I found them and as always, thoroughly enjoyed my time. This nanny seemed anxious to get the rest moving to higher altitudes, climbing a bit, then stopping and making sure they were following, then climbing so more and checking yet again.

Mountain Goats are actually not native to Colorado, having been brought here in the early 20th century as a tourist attraction. Unfortunately, they can carry diseases which are deadly to our state’s official animal, the Big Horn Sheep. When the goats roam into sheep territory, they are often killed to prevent them from infecting the sheep.

A Mountain Goat nanny stands tall on the wide of Mount Evans in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

A Mountain Goat nanny stands tall on the wide of Mount Evans in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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