Do you know how to tell the difference between a goat or sheep crossing the road in Anguilla?


You will almost certainly spot both goats and sheep while in Anguilla. However, spotting goats is more common. Some times you will find a mixture of goats and sheep on the side of the road or often enough see a goat or sheep crossing the road in Anguilla.

Riddle – Why did the goat cross the street?

Answer: He wanted to get to the other side 🙂

So keep a look out for goats when driving in Anguilla. It is wise to give them  the right of way when driving. We don’t have ‘goat crossings’ or ‘sheep crossings’ in Anguilla 🙂 , so anywhere is a great place for  a goat to cross the street. Do not let your car or bike become a victim of a ‘goating’ accident. A friend of mine still has a dent in his car where he was hit by a goat. The goat is doing great though.

Sheep grazing in Anguilla

Sheep grazing in Anguilla

There are quick ways to tell the difference between a goat or a sheep crossing the road in Anguilla.

The easiest way is to look at their tail. A goat’s tail goes up (unless it is sick, frightened, or in distress). Sheep tails hang down and are often docked (shortened) for health and sanitary reasons.

In addition, if you are observing a goat or sheep, pay attention to how and what they eat. Goats gravitate towards items like leaves, twigs, vines, and shrubs and will stand on their hind legs to eat the tops of plants. Sheep graze and prefer to eat short, tender grasses located much closer to the soil.

There are of course other physical characteristics between goats and sheep. However, if you ever get confused just remember the two points above – look at the tail and observe their dietary behavior.

How often do you see goats or sheep in Anguilla? Do you find these animals annoying or adorable?

Check out this poem about ‘Limin’ the goat.‘ He talks about tourism from a goat’s perspective.

'Limin' the goat is Anguilla

‘Limin’ the goat in Anguilla

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