Morocco Travels #3 - Goat Life

in hive-185836 •  2 months ago  (edited)

While on our 3 hour trip to the Atlantic port city of Essaouira, about 2 hours west of Marrakech we encountered one of the most strangest sights we have ever seen!

As we approched the village of Mejji, we saw dozens of Goats chilling out grazing on top of trees!

So the Moroccan Goats will climb the Argan trees when the fruits are ripe and feed on them. Argan tress only grow in Morocco. The Argan oil, which is believed to be one of the most expensive oils in the world, is extracted from the poop of tree-climbing Goats. When the Goats excrete the fruit, the seed is still intact, and is used to produce the oil.

Goats photos taken Wednesday , November 10th.
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WTF! This has to be the most bizarre thing I have ever seen! I thought it was photo-shopped at first! How do they climb up those trees? How do they get down? Crazy!

Yap! Seriously, stranger then Venice Beach. We were still drunk from the night before on 3 hours sleep and thought it was fake at first! Then another tree with Goats followed by more!

Crazy! It must have seemed like part of a mirage or something. I zoomed in and its hilarious with the looks on their faces OMG!

hahah good shot 👍

Thanks !!! :)