I got to thinking earlier that maybe some of you have never been blessed to be acquainted with a buck goat in full rut. And since that’s all I can seem to blog about (or smell) lately, I thought I’d snap some pictures for you.
Now, these pictures have no way of conveying the smell surrounding this guy, which is unfortunate because the smell is a huge part of the “charm” of a buck goat in rut. Without the smell, you just have a dirty-looking goat that stands snorting and peeing all over himself… and whatever gets in his way.
Believe it or not, female goats find this behavior and odor quite irresistible. And the dirtier and smellier the buck, the more attractive he is to the does.
I find this quite interesting as does are fastidious animals who will walk a mile around a mud puddle to avoid it, and are arguably one of the cleanest animals in the world.
I guess opposites really do attract.
Sorry folks, can’t give you the gift of the odor…but here are a few pictures I got today…so, just imagine the smell and if you really want to know what it smells like, I guess I can always send you a snippet of goat beard! LOL