High above Zermatt you may come across small herds of goats or sheep. The goats vary in type, the sheep are always Valais Blacknose or Blackface sheep. They look very cute in the photographs on the web, where they are displayed at their pristine best – prepped for ‘showing’ I expect. Out in the wilds they are scruffy, and dirty.
In the heat of the day they tend to cluster in the shade, crowded together in an attempt to stay cool.