Monday 15 July 2013

Rescuing a Wild Goat

Whilst at Bolsa last Sunday, Lorna and I came upon a sorry sight - a young wild billy goat entangled in a mass of fishing rope and nylon line. We spent a precious 15 minutes or so disentangling this poor creature which only had strength enough to bleat faintly in pain. During the process I dropped water (from my own depleting supply!) into its parched throat. After a few minutes Lorna heaved it onto its feet again where it stood slightly disorientated before trotting off to find its own pool of water. We felt rewarded for our small act of kindness, but were sorry we didn't have the means to take away the offending rope - a reminder (if we really needed one) of how dangerous marine rubbish can be.

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