Tuesday, April 12, 2011

J is for...

Just as they promised, we got in the car and headed for the other side of the island.  My camera was ready as we approached the huge cliffs.  Almost immediately, my daughter said, "Look Mom.  Look over there...way on top." 

Jousting on the steep slope were two large goats, horns locked, heads waving side to side!  And they
were everywhere!  Goats grazing on the parched dessert like brush, climbing the rocky ledges as if they were mere mounds of sand, making their way to safety to the higher elevations.

They are wild, according to the locals, left to fend for themselves other than an occasional visit from tourists like us, and are protected by the government. 

P.S.  Although I haven't been to Angela's WVTreasures for her Tuesday's Show & Tail  in a few weeks, I'm bringing this post with me.  It will be good to be back.  See you there!


  1. When are you coming home? I'm glad you see all of the island of Aruba. So many people go and never leave the beach area.

  2. Oh my gosh! Unbelievable. What a sight. Thanks for sharing. I would have watched them forever!

    Cindy Bee

  3. jaunty goats jumping all over the jagged terrain!! :)

  4. love those 2 little black kids laying together in the last shot. how neat!

  5. How I wish our government would protect the wild mustangs as these goats are left to do as they please in this beautiful place. What captures!

  6. Wow, beautiful scenery. I wonder if the goats were put there for a specific purpose. Very cute.

  7. Really nice pics. That's cool how they have wild goats like that.

  8. That is so interesting JP! I knew there were wild horses and wild ponies but I didn't know there were wild goats! I learned something new today! lol They do look great to be fending for themselves don't they! Thanks for linking up today and sharing your adventures with us!

    Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

  9. I think you explored every inch of that island and found just about everything. Looks like you had a great time.

  10. Who knew Aruba had such animals and wild at that! I love the picture of them at the top of the cliffs. Ann

  11. Goats running wild in Aruba,awesome.I glad your're back, and had an enjoyable time.

  12. What a wonderful trip. I love seeing wild life.

  13. The mountain goats we see here in Colorado amaze me! They are so surefooted it is just not fair! They also look so regal and prestigious. Come visit and thanks for sharing with everyone. Anne


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