June 24, 2016: Goats in Trees, Essaouira, Morocco

 

Are those strange birds up in the branches? Nope, your eyes are not tricking you—it's a group of Moroccan goats, just chilling on the branches and casually chewing on some argan.

This amusing sight greeted us on the drive to Essaouira last summer and we immediately begged our driver to pull over so I could snap a few pictures. The argan trees are unique to this area—although there are currently efforts to transplant them to arid areas in Israel in the UAE—and their branches are very thorny and twisted.  It's amazing to see the agility the goats must possess in order to hop up these branches and chomp away without becoming snagged or trapped up there!

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