Stopping cold in her tracks, Ally muttered that there was something in the bushes. Me thinking she was over reacting (like she usually did) told her to keep going. Then it happened, the bushes started moving. Jumping back towards me, Ally let out a shriek when out jumped a big goat and a ram right behind it!
They charged at us, running full throttle at us! Dropping our buckets we turned and ran, we ran faster than we knew we could at that point. Looking back they were still chasing us and gaining at that! We had no clue where the dogs went and then we caught a glimpse of them LEAVING us and saving their own tails!
Running out of breath and starting to lose our speed both Ally and I darted off to the side into a patch of birch trees. Scrambling to get up the roughly 5 inch diameter trees with no branches to grab onto to help, we managed to get about 5 feet off the ground. The goat and Ram stopped right below us and probably could have reached us by standing on their back legs. They just stood there for what felt like hours, which in reality was probably only 10 minutes or so, until I started to loose my grip.
Falling from the tree onto the ground I curled up expecting them to start biting, stomping or something. To my surprise, they did not do anything! They simply nuzzled at me and wanted to be pet...
So here we were, running for our lives and treed by these "vicious" creatures when in the end, all they wanted was to play.
All in a days adventures for Ally and Sam!