This has made the rounds of the internet before, but I just learned of it today. I thought it was bad having goats in my shed, goats on my fence, goats in the manger. The friendly folks of Diga del Cingino, Italy, however, have an even worse infestation.
See the dots on the dam wall?
My first thought was, "dots? What dots? Those little things?"
My second thought was, "Dear Lord! Dead wildlife! Poor innocent lives!"
Turns out they're not dead. They're just goats, and they've managed to get themselves where only a goat would.
These are European Ibex, and they climb the wall in order to eat lichen and moss and to lick salt from its surface.
I'm lucky, I guess—I get my salt from a selenium rich block that sits next to my hay pile. Santa Claus replaces it for me every other year.