the cutest thing you’ve seen today!

Sometimes it pays to be patient.  Three years ago when I went to Jasper on the annual camping adventure with my parents, I really wanted to get a picture of a mountain goat, just because I didn’t have one and I like taking pictures of animals.  It’s good to have goals, but no mountain goats were seen on that trip. I ended up buying an art print of a mountain goat at a store in Jasper, instead.

But, maybe this year! We were driving to Miette Hot Springs one afternoon and happened on some mountain goats grazing on the side of the road. Of course, we pulled over (because isn’t that what every tourist does when they see wild animals on the side of the road in a national park?!) The goats were across the road and my dad and I were standing beside a cliff taking pictures when I heard rocks falling. I looked up and saw these two little kids:

Mountain goat kids Jasper
Look at that face! Those ears!

They were attempting to make their way down (mom was likely across the road), but I don’t think they ever did.

Mountain Goat Kid Jasper
What a ham!
Hey! Mountain Goat Kids JasperJPG
Yup, still checking you out!
Mom! mountain goat kid jasper
We could use a little help, Mom!

So, now does anyone know of any owl hotspots in Western Canada?  That’s the next one on my list!!

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