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These careful climbers have been spotted near Summerland

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Linda Hornibrook
June 20, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Did you know that mountain goats aren't actually goats?

They're a part of the antelope family and recently a Peachland resident spotted a herd of these careful climbers on the side of a hill along Highway 97 between Peachland and Summerland.

A good time to see them is in the afternoon and early evening near Summerland along the highway, said Linda Hornibrook.

Mountain goats have hooves with two seperate toes that help them maintain balance, according to National Geographic, and rough pads which gives them a strong grip.

The goats have horns that are thinner than a goat's and their skulls are thinner, according to National Geographic.

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