Friday, September 10, 2010

Check This Out

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This is an ibex.  Most of us call it a mountain goat.  Apparently the ibex lives in Asia.  So most of us would call it an Asian mountain goat.  But now you can call it an ibex, because that is what it is.  This particular ibex might have a name, but I don't know what it is.  Since he is not here, we cannot ask him his name.  Also since he is not here, it probably doesn't matter.  Moving on...



This is--I presume--a family of ibex.  I'm only assuming they are a family because they are not here for me to ask.  However, there are ibex of all ages and both genders represented here, so I think it's appropriate to assume it's a family.  Because really?  Would a teen be seen with adults or young ones if it weren't a family?  I rest my case. 
By the way, in case you don't know, the females are the ones with their hair combed and their beards shaved.  I realize it's hard to see that with their backs turned to us.  You'll just have to take my word for it.



Apparently this family of ibex wanted to go on a hike for Family Home Leaving.  Dad Ibex must have been in charge of this activity, and I presume that Mom is out of town.  Because there is NO WAY a mother of ANY species would approve this kind of family activity!

Amazing!

3 comments:

Noelle said...

Oh my word! That is amazing and crazy! And you're right, the mom absolutely must have been out of town!

Amy said...

What cool pictures! I like it.

Jessica said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa! That is absolute craziness! And yes... amazing.