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(i) The Kri-kri (Capra aegagrus creticus), sometimes also called the Cretan goat, Agrimi or Cretan Ibex is an animal found only on the island of Crete in Greece and three small islands just offshore.

There are still only about 2,000 of these goats on the island and they are considered vulnerable. These two were photographed in a park in the town of Chania.

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Comments (10)

Kalev Vask on November 1, 2011

Nice moment catches! L

Sixten Imgs on November 2, 2011

Thank you very much, Kalev, for the comment!

kenfowkes on December 3, 2011

Not on the menu, but I found it nevertheless. Very exciting shot! A detail I really like: both their eyes are catching a nice light.

Sixten Imgs on December 4, 2011

Thanks again for your nice comments, Ken. I like those looks too. Seems as they really are serious. Those fellows must have gigantic headaches regularly.

David Brown Photogra… on January 22, 2012

Someone is going to get hurt! As its in a zoo, I think, at least it won't be the photographer!

Nice - Very nice - Jethro

Jean Gregory Evans on April 14, 2012

Wow! I'm gonna have to come back again after you have an (i) here. What critter is this?? Was it a long struggle?

Awesome capture!

Sixten Imgs on April 22, 2012

Thanks for reminding of the importance of descriptions, Jean.

These animals are Cretan Goats (the local name is Kri-Kri, very good name for a critter :). They were living in the town park of Chania, so it was probably some kind of "friendly" pastime or exercise to keep them fit.

motorhand on December 16, 2012

Great title !

Sixten Imgs on December 16, 2012

Thanks a lot, motorhand. Probably a very daring conclusion but it sounds that you also have sometimes read a forum or two on the internet :) . Best wishes

motorhand on December 16, 2012

You could be right :-)

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