Judas was the biblical character who betrayed Jesus, leading to his death. This Judas goat on Black Peak, Central Otago, is fitted with a collar carrying a radio transmitter. Judas goats are taken by helicopter to areas where there are feral goats. A social animal, the unwitting traitor will soon find a group to roam with. Hunters return a few weeks later, guided by the radio signal, and shoot all the animals except the Judas goat, which is then flown to another area.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by P. Hondelink
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