Recently, we noticed one evening that our goats seemed to be acting a bit strangely, like they were skittish. They were staying fairly close together near the barn while looking at a far corner of the pasture. They were very focused on that far corner like they were alert for a predator.
We couldn’t see any animals or anything else of significance in that area, but we turned the electric fence on that evening just in case.
What was it?
The next day, I took a walk along the outside of the pasture near where the goats were focused. I found a strange pile of animal poop that, based solely on limited internet research, could possibly be from a black bear!
The goats were much calmer the next day but we turned on the electric fence for the next few days just in case. We haven’t seen any additional indications of a bear in the immediate area but we’ll be on the look out.