mountain goat

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mountain goat

n.
A goat antelope (Oreamnos americanus) of the northern Rocky Mountains, having curved black horns and a yellowish-white coat and beard. Also called Rocky Mountain goat.

mountain goat

n
1. (Animals) short for Rocky Mountain goat
2. (Animals) any wild goat inhabiting mountainous regions

Rock′y Moun′tain goat′


n.
a long-haired, white wild goat, Oreamnos americanus, of W North America, having short black horns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mountain goat - sure-footed mammal of mountainous northwestern North Americamountain goat - sure-footed mammal of mountainous northwestern North America
goat antelope - bovid related to goats but having antelope-like features: mountain goats; gorals; serows; chamois; gnu goats
genus Oreamnos, Oreamnos - mountain goats
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There are mountain goats, wild chickens and wild cattle.
Its vivid yellows fairly screamed aloud; its whites were as eider down; its blacks glossy as the finest anthracite coal, and its coat long and shaggy as a mountain goat. That it is a beautiful animal there is no gainsaying, but if its size and colors are magnified here within Pellucidar, so is the ferocity of its disposition.
We rushed over the brow of the hill, and there was our man running with great speed down the other side, springing over the stones in his way with the activity of a mountain goat. A lucky long shot of my revolver might have crippled him, but I had brought it only to defend myself if attacked and not to shoot an unarmed man who was running away.
The heavy brogans on the man's feet made him appear clumsy-footed, but he swung down from the giddy height as lightly and airily as a mountain goat. A rock, turning under his foot on the edge of the precipice, did not disconcert him.
EVEN mountain goats had to flee as Storm Gareth brought galeforce winds to Britain yesterday.
While the Arabian oryx are safely hidden behind foliage, you may just chance upon a fleeting glimpse of the mountain goats as they graze, oblivious to the traffic below.
Mountain goats are not native to the park, so this one and dozens of others have been taken out of Olympic and relocated to various sites in the Cascades, which are part of their historical range.
There has been a decrease in the number of mountain goats, Marco Polo sheep, boars for over the past few years, Baibakpayev noted.
Two mountain goats managed to escape from their owner and ended up running amok in residential streets for several days.
Capton: Any bowhunt for mountain goats is going to require some serious hiking to get into the high country they inhabit.
Mountain goats are near the top of my list of favorite species to bowhunt.
The couple were taking photographs of the ancient breed of Welsh mountain goats at Dinorwig, near Llanberis.