GOat Sheep GOat - Banff National Park


Uploaded by ParksCanadaAgency on 31.10.2012

Transcript:
The Rockies reach towards the sky
Tempting many a man to try
To ascend those towering heights
To see the Rocky Mountain sights
They come from near and far away
But everyone is forced to say
That to perfect your climbing moves
Feet can’t compete with hooves
Sheep and Goats, Goats and Sheep, We live where the mountains are steep
Goats and Sheep, Sheep and Goats, Climbing high, we don’t need your ropes
Nope, nope
You may see sheep upon the road, bringing traffic to a halt
I really cannot help myself I’m down here licking salt
My hair is often moulting, eyes are gold and round
My rump is white and so’s my nose, the rest of me is brown
Goats are quite elusive, live at higher elevations
If you catch a glimpse of me its cause for celebration
My coat is long and thick and white helps to keep me warm
But my hooves are black, my nose is black and black my eyes and horns
Sheep and Goats, Goats and Sheep, We live where the mountains are steep
Goats and Sheep, Sheep and Goats, Climbing high, we don’t need your ropes
Nope, nope
Both rams and ewes have horns which grow until we’re dead
But ram’s horns are much bigger and curl around our heads
We’ll crash into each other in a big-horn head-butt fight
So that we impress the ladies, oh golly, what a sight
The billies and the nannies they both are fluffy white
The billies are more brawny in case we have to fight
The nannies hang in herds while the billies live alone
Except for in the fall when we’re allowed to come back home
Sheep and Goats, Goats and Sheep, We live where the mountains are steep
Goats and Sheep, Sheep and Goats, Climbing high, we don’t need your ropes
Nope, nope
I like open hillsides with grasses I can munch
We sheep are very social and like living in a bunch
But predators like wolves and bears want me for a snack
So I graze near steep ledges to help escape attack
I’m way up in the alpine by lots of rocky cliffs
If I see a predator I’ll climb up in a jiff
My body’s slim for fitting on narrow mountain ledges
Thanks to meals of grasses, lichens, flowers and of sedges
Sheep and Goats, Goats and Sheep, We live where the mountains are steep
Goats and Sheep, Sheep and Goats, Climbing high, we don’t need your ropes
Nope, nope
I’m Alberta’s Provincial mammal you may think that’s a ball
But some hunters just want trophies... my head upon their wall
But if I make my home inside a park I have no fears
I may even reach the ripe old age of fourteen years
Some folks think we’re the same, while visiting the parks
We both have horns and hair and hooves
can you tell us apart?
White rump, brown back and curling horns means a big horn sheep
All dressed in white and way up high a mountain goat you’ve peeped
Sheep and Goats, Goats and Sheep, We live where the mountains are steep
Goats and Sheep, Sheep and Goats, Climbing high, we don’t need your ropes - nope, nope.
Climbing high, we don’t need your ropes.
Nope.