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Diga del Cingino Dam , Italy

Sent these by a colleague. See the little dots on the dam wall, what are they? look at the other pic!
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Re: Diga del Cingino Dam , Italy

How did they get up there & how will they get down
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Re: Diga del Cingino Dam , Italy

Not a clue to either question!

They are European Ibex and they like to eat the moss & lichen, and lick the salt off the dam wall.

Just when you think you've seen everything.

Just a thought, how many are 'damaged' at the bottom of the wall.
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Re: Diga del Cingino Dam , Italy

amazing and almost unbelievable, but plenty on the net including this video

And here's how they get off

Apparently the Alpine Ibex are after salt and lichens and, like human climbers, start them young and they won't even notice the drop! Gulp.

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Re: Diga del Cingino Dam , Italy

thats brilliant
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Re: Diga del Cingino Dam , Italy

Nice post, thanks.
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Re: Diga del Cingino Dam , Italy

Me and the wife in Turkey had a similar experiance on a rapids boat trip when we saw goats on the side of a cliff on a river gorge when the wife asked how do they stay up there!
The boat driver anounced that it is the velcro that keeps them up erveryone nearly fell out the boat (now known as velcro goats in our family)
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