This is the third story in a series on unusual pets and their teen owners. The series will be available at HMpulse.com.
For my third installment of teens with unusual pets, I got the chance to interview Bethany Yeager, 13, a homeschooler from Hagerstown who owns Nubian goats. For those of you who don't really know anything about the different breeds of goats, Nubian goats originated in Nubia, in Upper Egypt. They have long, floppy ears, and are considered the most affectionate breed of goat. They are generally hornless and can range in color from red or tan to black or spotted.
Nubian goats (or any goat for that matter!) are not pets that can be found in a pet shop. Bethany's dad got their goats, Deborah and her brother, from another home-schooling family. "We bought them so that they could eat the underbrush, especially the poison ivy in our woods," Bethany replied.