Good on these Austrian railway workers for holding up plowing the track to dig out a chamois that got blasted by the white wave created by train plows and stuck in a drift in Gesaeuse National Park. Chamois are tough as nails but that compacted plow snow can be cement. Glad they saw it and saved the little fellow:


The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, including the European Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Tatra Mountains, the Balkans, parts of Turkey, the Caucasus, and the Apennines.

They live at moderately high altitudes and are adapted to living in precipitous, rugged, rocky terrain. They can be found at elevations up to at least 3,600 m (11,800 ft). In Europe, Chamois spend their summers above the tree line in meadows. When winter rolls around, they go to lower elevations, of around 800 m (2,600 ft), to live in forests, mainly in areas dominated by pines.images from wikipedia 


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