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Monday, 31 March 2008

A Quick Snap

Tame and Lovely...



Just wanna share this interesting picture! This rapid snapshot taken on my way back to hostel after therapy class. I was in a public bus, sitting alone at the back and felt kinda sleepy until I saw these herds of goats! I quickly took out my handphone and managed to take a shot before the bus left far.. luckily the snap is still ok =)
Actually, it is not too difficult to see herds of ruminants such as cattles and sheeps in this town, but rarely you can find them around the town area.

Well, let's count how many of them... 13 in total ^^ (Don't count the one on standing, he is the owner =P) Small herd but I was attracted by their colours, especially the only brown ones. Look at them, how tame and lovely are they! They're not only be 'friendly' to human and vehicles, but also they seem to know how cross the road, without instruction from their owner! Look left and right, then go... well, maybe these goats somehow learn something from human world in their daily routes =)

I've just discovered this! look at this white goat standing in the middle of the herd... do you see something? lol! look down... shitting?? hehe, I'm not so sure tho =P

Any idea how old are these goats? Here are some datas of their life span:
-- For Does (adult female) = 11-12 years average age, but... usually the death in does is kidding related. Does that are "retired" from breeding period around age 10 live longer... up to 16-18 years. But some can live up to 24 years.

-- Wethers (castrated ram) = 11-16 years average age

-- Bucks (adult males) = 8-10 average age - bucks usually live shorter lives than does and wethers due to the stresses of going into rut each year.


Kinda short life span if compared with human, but from the view of life expectancy ratio between male and female, it's the same that female always live longer than male.
Highest life expectancy (age) recorded in human is 76:83 (male:female), which is from Japanese nation as well as in Australia, while the lowest average expectancy lifespan found in Zambia, which is only 36:36 (omg, this is shocking! average 36 years..just imagine if we were born here...) In industrialized countries like Russia, it is relatively low in men:women, which is 57:70.

Just my sharing =D Have a nice day~

11 comments:

Sherry said...

hi, I just tagged you. Pls check.

johnnykiu.com said...

thanks for sharing..

Beyond The Rave Reality said...

Isn't it the same in almost any country? More women than men...

Hi Got your link from my cousin's chat box.."My Daily Thoughts".. Hope you dont mind me asking for link exchange

shimumsy said...

nice shot. it's a cross between city and country life. where is this by the way?

Lynnwei said...

wah! nice nice! ahaha....i saw them too! ahaha..tat time they were already on the other side of the road! ahah

Aleckii said...

Well... you always did have a thing for 4-legged creatures... like the HORSE in Bintulu Zoo, ahahha!

I think I still have a picture of that horse, need to dig it out somewhere, hahaa...

BlueStar said...

To Sherry: Thanks lot for the tag, gonna work it out soon ^^

To 'Beyong the rave reality': ya sure, would be nice to have you in my link as well! ^^ Buzz you soon after this! =)

To shimumsy: ya, in the city area, not countryside! =P I'm currently living in this small city called Kursk, ever heard of it? =P

To LynnWei: yo! I guess so too! Impossible for you all not to notice such a herd which is rarely seen in those area! =D

To Aleckii: Lol! Not about every 4-legged creature, just so coincidently they are! hehe.. =P

Thanks all for the visit and I really appreciate your comments in here!
Cya around! take care~

Cathy said...

neat picture. something you don't see everyday.

elmo said...

nice pic ^^.. funny..

shuhow said...

Those animals are lovely!

Prily said...

Interesting photo.Interesting post.It's sad to know about the low life expectancy rate for Zambia.Probably the health conditions there are really bad.Japan and Australia?Well-done!