Story: King Country region

Goats everywhere

Goats everywhere

Herds of feral goats roam around the King Country, and people who travel on the region's minor roads will invariably encounter a goat or two at some stage. Artist Peter McIntyre included sketches of goats in his 1972 book Kakahi New Zealand, about Kākahi, because the animals were a common feature of the landscape he loved to paint. This sketch captures the human–goat encounter well – in particular, the animal's stare before it takes off to hide in the bushes.

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Charcoal drawing by Peter McIntyre

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015