I forgot all about taking a picture last evening when hubby and I went to feed and check on everyone, the animals (as usual) were all quiet and getting ready for bed. Hubby and I proceeded on our evening rounds, the goats were fine so we shut them up and the calves were fine so we also shut them up The cows were slowly headed to the field to bed down and we shut the chickens up (cant believe it January and we are still letting the chickens out on good days). On our way back to the house we heard one of the goats making a funny noise, checked and sure enough something was not wright with KK. She would not look at me and was jerking one of her back legs and shaking her head from side to side, I ran to the pen and looked but could not see anything. Upon closer inspection (I am not sure how she could have done this so fast), she was fine a half hour ago, she had gotten one of the ropes that holds the round bales together around her leg and neck! I cut and throw away all the ties from the round bales when they are dropped, so where did it come from. Well KK had gotten the hay tie wrapped around her neck three times and her back left leg had at least 6 wraps. The way it was wrapped every time she jerked her leg the rope got tighter on her neck and when it got tighter on her neck the more she jerked her leg. I was happy it was the weekend and hubby was home, he kept the other goats from being goats and running around me. I keep a pocket knife in my pocket all the time (being on a farm I don't know what I'd do without one)! I cut it off her leg first, she had the rope so tight around her neck I could just get one finger in between her neck and the rope to cut it. I checked on her again last night before bed and she acted like nothing happened, goats they seem to need a lot of attention! I have not yet ran across anything that at least one of them can not get into! They sure are a fun animal to have on the farm :)
I checked on her again this morning, she acts fine, no worse for her trauma of last night.