I have previously posted on the many problems we occasionally face while collecting field data, from poison-wood to swarms of sand-flies. However, this is the first time that we had a close encounter with a goat. Yes, a G-O-A-T! As seen in the photo below, Elise engaged in hand-to-head combat with a goat that wanted to take a bite out of the spectroradiometer and fiber. After a few tense seconds, Elise was able to keep the animal under control and collect the data.
|"Elise vs Goat"|