If this little one doesn’t just melt your heart then you are a much harder person than I. 😉
My own kids wanted a break from all the sightseeing so my wife and I headed out for an evening wildlife viewing on our own on this evening (June 30). From St. Mary, Montana we headed west up to the top of Logan Pass in Glacier National Park.
Just over the summit we came across a beautiful Mountain Goat nanny and its kid. Ignoring the photographers, the pair walked along, grazing and enjoying a quiet evening in the alpine forest.
The kid never strayed far from mom but couldn’t help but be a bit distracted by all the attention it was receiving, stopping every now and then to look at the people. This little one was only a little over a month or so old and it will continue to hang around with its mother for the next year or so.
Mountain Goats have a native range stretching from southern Alaska to the Rocky Mountains. The populations here in Colorado where I live are actually non-native, having been brought here in the middle of the 20th century as a tourist attraction.