Feral Goat

Capra hircus

Description:
Feral Goat
Facts:

These animals are found in many rocky areas of the British isles and were originally from escapes that occurred during the land clearances in the early 1800s. They are a mixture of various breeds of wild and domestic goats and are often culled to control their numbers. They have a long shaggy coat that varies in colour from white to brown, grey or black.

Introduced:

Late 1700s to early 1800s
Origin:
Domestic stock
Location:
Scotland, Wales and Ireland and West coast islands in rocky areas
Status:
Stable
Problems:
Comments:
Can cause problems with over grazing particularly on islands