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Mountain Goats Surround, Lick Vail Hiker

One goat in particular grew bold in its search for salt.

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Forest Service

Spotting a mountain goat on a hike: cool. But being surrounded and even licked by them? It happened to one Vail hiker. Biologists explain that goats are attracted to the salt in human sweat. Still, such a bold move was unusual for a wild animal.