Goats in Calcutta, India

There are a lot of goats in Calcutta. You see them picking their way in around traffic, eating garbage and paper, and even being herded through the narrow back streets. Imagine coming up on a herd of 50 goats in the streets of YOUR city! In the surrounding restaurants, the goat meat is listed as mutton.

Hairy goat in Calcutta, India
Chained to a post, resting on the sidewalk, a hairy goat that Marc says was "much creepier" in person.

Goatskin water jug, Calcutta, India
You see these goatskins being carried around in the streets of Calcutta. Water does not reach many buildings so there is a lot of water being carried around. These goatskins hold quite a bit of water and carry more comfortably than a rigid jug of similar capacity.
Calico goat, Calcutta, India
Calico goat. Goats, goats, everywhere.

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