As I drive the backroads of King Township looking for birds I can't help but notice the hundreds of fine horses for which the area is now famous. Many groups of horses are accompanied by non-horse species that I presume acts as early-warning systems to protect the horses from intruders. Some of these animal-sentinels will, on occasion, even run an intruder off the property. I've seen burros, donkeys, ponies, llamas, even small gaggles of geese. Today, for the first time and during a snow squall, it was a goat. Not only has the goat you see above, been given an important responsibility, but it has been outfitted with a matching horse blanket. Excuse me, make that a goat blanket. It's a considerate gesture given our cold temperatures of late. Although this goat was down on its front knees having a pleasant hay lunch, it never once tool its eyes off me.
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