What do you do if you encounter a mountain goat?
If you have an encounter
If you’ve done everything you can to keep your distance or calmly retreat back down the trail and a mountain goat still stays curious or acts aggressively in summer, then try to scare it off. (The advice of biologists is different in the fall.
Why do mountain goats scream?
Yelling, for goats, is not unusual. They will yell for all sorts of reasons. “Mother goats call for their young when they get separated,” explained goat specialist Dr. Daniel Waldron of Texas A&M, and “young kid goats also call for their mothers.” “Goats may also ‘yell’ when they expect to get fed,” continued Dr.
Do goats charge at you?
Aggressive behavior such as biting, charging or attempting to gore you with horns can be a sign that your goat is afraid of you or actively dislikes you.