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  • Very similar to sheep (see sheep)
  • They have a similar blind spot at rear – but they are more difficult to catch using this area as they are generally more alert than sheep.
  • They can distinguish different colours – responding best to orange and worst to blue.
Hearing
  • Very sensitive to a range of sound from the high pitched squeals of kids to low pitched snorts or foot stamping on the ground.
  • They have an ability to move their ears to locate source of sound.
Smell
  • Being browsers and highly selective grazers – goats have a keen sense of smell which aids in diet selection.
  • Goats will not eat mouldy or musty feed, and generally avoid poisonous plants unless they are wilted and then seem to be more palatable.
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