Going through some old photos, I came across this one that brought back a fond memory. A few years ago I was at someone’s ranch. I really don’t remember whose. I was just wandering around through the brush and weeds and I came across this new-born goat kid. The mother was standing about about 20 feet away. The little one was under a dense mesquite brush. How it got there I didn’t know.
Looking at it carefully, I realized it was just a few hours old. It still had blood clots in it’s coat and signs of the after-birth. It didn’t have a way out of the bush, so I pushed branches aside and carefully reached in. I gently placed my hand under it’s body and lifted it out into the clearing. It seened like it only weighed a few ounces, and probably only messured about 14 inches from nose to tail. It was so cute, I just had to take a photo. The mother was not concerned in anyway. She just stood and watched.
I used the cloning tool in Photoshop Elements and cleaned up the coat. Click on the image to see an enlargement.