Pack Goats on San Joaquin River Gorge Trail

Pack Goats, originally uploaded by Donna Waddell-Solis

You never know what you might come across when you're hiking, but this is the first time this Fresno Realtor® has run into pack goats.

The owner of these two beautiful animals explained that Europeans have been using goats as pack animals for centuries. Some of the benefits of using goats as a pack animal are that you don't need to bring food for them; they'll make their dinner from whatever is available. Smart animals, they can be trained like dogs to come when called.

These goats (one a French Alpine, the other a Swiss Alpine) are dairy breeds that have been breed for packing. You can see a few more photos of these adorable pack goats here.

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