“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Maternal Instincts

I was heading up to move some fences, and stopped to check on the babies, outdoors for the first time.
They were sunning themselves against the back of the shed. A favorite spot it seems.
As I was leaning on the fence, Saba started snorting and acting quite odd. 
I'd never seen a goat "sit" like this.
She was doing all she could to put her body over and around her babies as she tried to stare down the cats. Even her ears were pointed at the cat. 
Here's more of the action and the sounds of Saba snorting.

That's one thing about goats, they confront. They don't run away. We find it very curious that the goats seem to be most afraid or disturbed by the cats. Only one goat had gone after the dog when she had new kids.  Makes you wonder what they fear.


Lois Evensen said...

Wow, she was quite upset! The tail curl was pretty telling, too.

Kittie Howard said...

Enjoyed your video. I hadn't a clue cats could affect a goat like that. I wouldn't thought goats would just shrug them off. But it seemed like the cats and Saba were kinda sparring. Yes, odd. And didn't know a goat could point its ears like that. Wow, interesting.

Sorry I haven't been by in a bit. This A-Z Challenge is just that. Oh, what was I thinking?