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Not sure what exactly they are, but do know they qualify as mammals...

Day 15 - Rhein Fall

Saw them grazing when we visited Rhein Fall. Neuhaus, Switzerland. May 2013.


You're always safe saying they're hoofstock. *g* I don't know what they are, either, but they look very shiny and content.
I had assumed they were some kind of Swiss deer, that were just out for a bite. They did not seem bothered by the crowds of people nearby at all.
They're definitely mammals! I love these unexpected encounters.
Me too. I could not believe they wee grazing right next to a huge tourist spot.
They look like dairy goats to me, and since that's common in Switzerland, I'll stick with my guess :-) They are definitely mammals though.

- Erulisse (one L)
You may be right (the horns do look like goat horns.) I had just assumed they were some some of Swiss deer since they were kind of roaming free.
I'd say goats - for sure. Given the wires and fencing visible, some sort of domestic goat.
Per some other comments, I looked up chamois; a wild mountain goat type animal. That is what they appear to be
Ah - I almost said that, but they did look pretty tame and as if they were on a farm rather than hopping around higher up in the alps. Nice to know I haven't completely lost my mind. :)
I vote for 'goats' as well.

Nice pic
Thanks. Per some other comments, I think they might be the Alpine chamois; a mountain goat type animal.
Great pic! If it's in Switzerland, I suppose it's chamois if wild animals, or goats - but the colouring doesn't look like domestic animal. But if it was a zoo or so, then everything is possible, of course.
If it's chamois, it would be an even more awesome shot, as they're not easy to shoot to my knowledge.
Thank you. Yes, I do think they are the Alpine chamois. They look like the pictures I "googled" and they were running free.
I'm not going to try and guess what they are, but that's a great shot captured.
Thanks! Per some other comments, I think they are Alpine chamois.
I'm with Winterwitch... those appear to be chamois.

Very nice shot.
After "google-ing," I agree. Thanks!
Google knows all!

(And... that's exactly how I figured it out, too. LOL)