Friday, 15 April 2011

Wild Goats in Galloway

One of the great things about a walk in the Galloway hills is the array of wildlife that lives here and is often seen by those with a keen eye. From visiting migrant birds in Spring to resident red deer, whatever the time of year there is always something to see.

This time of the year you may hear the call of young goats (known as kids) and their mothers, keeping track of one another as they explore the hillsides and lower wooded edges in the forest park.

If you are exploring the Galloway Hills and the Loch Trool area, and you have a dog or dogs with you, please remember that a Galloway wild goat might not to be far away. Please keep your dog/s under close control. Whilst your dog might not mean to cause harm, being chased is highly stressful for the goats at any time of the year especially now when the kids are so young.


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