Cundalini wrote:My partner owns some Olive trees and we keep finding goats poo amongst them and damage to the bark by goats teeth on some trees .Very badly on at least one tree.The first time we noticed we think the goat owners saw us arriving and recognised her as the land owner and went down the hill quickly to move the goats and tether them onto the side of a nearby track , before we could get from the house to the land.Other times we arrived quickly and drove ,without going to the house first, straight to the olive grove but found no goats but lots and goats poo and some illegally grazing sheep tethered amongst her olive trees.My partner phoned a number in Government to do with olive production but they never got back to her after they said they would.I said she should have kept ringing .If we find illegally tethered goats can we cut the tethers and remove them? We are worried about confrontation with the Goat owners.Thanks for any advice in advance.
Kilkis wrote:I think ex-pats do have a rather strange attitude to life in Crete. Before our house was built, on the very edge of a village, the whole area was open orange groves with no fences. While there wasn't anybody with flocks of goats several of the old ladies in the area each had a few and they would tether them in the orange groves to eat. Often they would drag their tethers and eat in areas that were "out of bounds". Personally I found it highly amusing to walk into the bathroom when I got up in the morning, look out of the window and find a goat staring back in at me. What's not to like? The ladies would also wander through the orange groves collecting horta including on land that had now been bought and was some people's gardens. I know one ex-pat who saw them doing this and told them that if they didn't stop she would report them. They found that highly amusing and were laughing on and off for hours. They had been doing it for decades and good luck to them I say. Be glad for the copria, normally you have to buy it, paint the trunks with lime wash and live and let live.
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