Couldn't they have just taken the path? Apparently not. The Cingino dam in the Italian Alps has attracted a herd of death-defying goats who seem happy to flirt with a 160ft drop.
These incredible pictures show Alpine Ibex goats wandering across the face of the near-vertical dam in Northern Italy without a care in the world.
The gravity-defying goats typically live in very steep and rocky terrain at altitudes of up to to 4,600m and have no fear of falling whether climbing up or down the 160ft dam wall.
And they aren't doing it just to show off.
It is thought the goats are actually grazing, licking the stones for their salts.
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