Taken back in August, this little gal was hanging out with her herd near the top of Mount Evans just as the sun was coming over the horizon. My friend and I had to hike a good ways at 13,000 feet to get a good view of them and while it was cold and the air extremely thin, it was well worth it.
Mountain Goats are actually considered an invasive species here in Colorado as they are not native to the Centennial State having been brought here in the early 20th century as a tourist attraction. Unfortunately Mountain Goats 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.