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Goat

Capra sp.

Description:

Herds of domestic goats and sheep roam the streets of my neighborhood, where they often graze on garbage. It's not uncommon to see goats with the heads or hooves stuck in plastic bottles and cans.

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9 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thanks Bernadette....glad you like the idea. We can all do with a smile or two. Sukanya

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

I've added the spotting. Should be an interesting mission!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Hi Bernadette, I just created a mission on Strange Situations that animals land up in....would you like to add it to the Mission? Thanks.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

The owner would have removed this plastic at some point, but the goat probably wandered around all day like this. The plastic may have been discarded properly, but we don't have the best waste management here. Lots of trash is littered, but it is also blown out of the dumpsters by our strong winds - and scattered around by the street goats! It is my hope that the Plastic Pollution mission I started will be educational not just about the effects on animals but plants, too.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

This certainly can be an educational spotting on the effects of discarding plastic where animals can get to it. I really wonder how the goat ended up with this around its neck. I do hope someone will remove the plastic at some point.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

it's good its head came out the other side..funny but sad what we are doing to this world with plastic.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

At first, this sighting made me giggle, made me think of goat jewelry - and yes kind of like the Long Neck tribes. But then I tried to help the goat who was too skittish to let me anywhere near her and I felt horrible for having laughed. I hope that by showing more people the effects of plastic pollution, more people will begin to refuse disposable plastic.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

I had to check this goat out as well Bernadette when I looked through your images. The Long Neck tribes from the north of Thailand as Sukanya mentioned. This goat looks more comfortable with it's neck attire, and I imagine it's owner will remove it. Garbage causes such a problem everywhere, sadly..

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Looks like the women wearing neck-rings we used to see photos of as kids....

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Nov 23, 2007
Submitted on Feb 20, 2015

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