Fainting Goats

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From wikipedia:

"Fainting Goat is a breed of domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat is startled. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing on its side. The characteristic is caused by a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita. When startled, younger goats will stiffen and fall over. Older goats learn to spread their legs or lean against something when startled, and often they continue to run about in an awkward, stiff-legged shuffle.

Every year in October, fainting goats are honored in Marshall County, Tennessee, at the Fainting Goat festival. The festival is centered around goats, but also has activities including music, an arts and crafts show, food vendors, and children's activities". Link

This handicap would certainly seal their fate if they had to live with Golden Eagles:



The programme this is from: La Tierra y el hombre, narrated by Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente has a lot to do with my fascination with nature. Thank you Felix! (And fucking awesome soundtrack too).

1 comments:

SeƱor Blanco said...

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