Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Animal Wednesday - unexpected animals

A few weeks ago we were bike riding. DH was ahead of me (for once) and I was leisurely riding along the bike path. As I was riding along I was thinking about Animal Wednesday and hoping that I saw some new animals, because I felt boring and it felt like all of my animal sightings were hackneyed and old.

I looked up ahead and saw what looked like a dog pack coming out of the of woods, and it appeared that they might be circling DH's bike.  I raced forward to rescue him and saw.....

GOATS!!!!


They had escaped from their enclosure and were furiously munching the plants along the side of the bike trail - happy as could be.  They weren't even paying attention to DH on his bike, so no rescue was needed.




They were pretty darn cute, and were also gone and back in their enclosure by the time we rode back.


Later on I saw this goose protecting his/her babies - who you can just see by the side of the path.  I got Hissed at and the wings went out as I rode by.  Thankfully they weren't on the path either by the time we rode back.



Happy Animal Wednesday !


9 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Goats are the cutest creatures. If they wouldn't eat my garden I would have to have one of those minature goats. Too cute I tell you. HAW.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

How adorable. Great find on your ride. I came earlier to look but my monitor was blue.. I couldnt see the colors at all.. now its fine so I could comment on them... one looks like a small pony. HAW.

kj said...

whether you paddle or pedal, good things and good creatures find you.

i wish i could just jump out of the bushes and throw you a grin :^)

love
kj

sukipoet said...

what surprises you found! LOL

Teri Casper said...

How fun is that?!!!!! Be careful what you wish for.

A late HAW

Robin said...

Mim.... I laughed so much when I read this! Your words were suspenseful...as I kept scrolling down....and saw the word *GOATS*, I cracked up! They are so adorable...I love their ears, their eyes (oh-so-wise) and their tails!

*Mr/Mrs* Goose was pretty funny too...although a charging, hissing Goose is no laughing matter! I am happy the ride home was uneventful!

Oh, and as for your comments about us becoming bored with your *same old animal photos*...I say - NEVER!
I love seeing all the *critters* - be they in the water, atop a tall tree nesting (love the prior post...I'm still catching up), down in Florida - or wherever you go!

HAW!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Lynn said...

I think it's pretty funny that you thought your dear husband was possibly being attacked by a pack of wild dogs but still had time to take your camera out and shoot a picture of them before the attack!

Glad the goats were friendly and non threatening after all.

The path looks very inviting for riding along. Pretty where you are!

Happy Animal Wednesday!

Katiejane said...

I love these goats! Whenever I go to the fair the first things I want to see are the goats and the alpacas. I always wanted to have pigmy goats but I never got the nerve to get some. I'm probably glad I never did. These are adorable.

studio lolo said...

Mim, they're Nubian goats :)

What a find! See, you manifested something new and different! haha!

I want to hear about CA :)

HAW nearly a week late!

xo
Lo♥