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Re: Hone and Benton 2007 (their second paper)

On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 11:22:05AM -0400, Nick Pharris scripsit:
> Quoting Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com>:
> >I had trouble imagining goats climbing trees, but --
> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQev3UoGp2M&NR=1
> Very cool.  I only wish it included footage of the goats getting *up 
> into* the trees.

Our milk goat when I was a wee lad -- ought not to say "kid", here :) --
would walk into apple trees with trunk angles of less than about 60
degrees, and need to be forcibly removed come milking time, because she
was either not done eating crab apples or not done snickering at the
horses who could not reach these especially tasty crab apples up at the
altitude of the goat.

And I do mean walk, straight up the slanting trunk.  I'd expect any
branch a goat could get its front feet on from the ground would do, too,
because she'd ladder her way higher once the branches started getting

-- Graydon