Such a cute little one, eh? Taken back in July, this kid was hanging out near the top of Mount Evans in Colorado with the rest of the herd. The sun had just crested the horizon and it turned its head just right to allow the soft light to hit it perfectly.
I probably won’t get to see another one of these beautiful creatures until the spring but at least I have lots of pics and memories of this past season with them.
Mountain Goats are actually not native to the Centennial State. They were brought here over six transplant operations from 1948 to 1972 as game animals and tourist attractions. Those 50 or so Mountain Goats grew to numbers in the thousands today.