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Chamois Goats in the French Alps Survive Avalanche: Video

Merde, Pas de chèvre pour le dîner!

The Rhône-Alpes

The Rhône-Alpes


France, December 9th, 2013

A heart-warming tale of survival unfolded in front of dozens of French Tourists in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, with the witnesses erupting in applause at the end of the amazing experience. High on a mountain in the French Alps, an avalanche slide down a mountain, poised to destroy everything in its path and aiming directly toward a group of nine Chamois Goats. Related to the Mountain Goat, the nimble goats are located in the high alpine region of the French Alps.


The avalanche looked to be losing speed, but the goats appeared to be surrounded by the moving wall of snow. After a moment of confusion, the nine Chemois goats, capable of running 30 miles per hour and jumping up to seven feet in the air, split into two groups. The larger group of five headed to their right, away from the falling snow, while the other four appear to sit down and wait for their inevitable doom.


The five runners make it to safety just in time, while the four who stayed get buried by the powder tsunami. For 13 seconds the four Chamois are crushed by the heavy snow. Right when and all hope seems lost, a single Chamois appears for second, gaining applause from the onlookers. The claps stop suddenly, as the goat vanishes in the white wave.  A second or two passes, and within the blink of an eye, all four goats reappear and run toward the larger group.


The camera follows the goats, and then pans back to the mountain, finally allowing us the chance to see just how large of an area the avalanche covered.  Seeing these goats survive an avalanche is remarkable, awesome and uplifting. Nature, even when destructive, still allows for beauty.




Video Curtousy of http://www.rocdelapeche.com/




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