Okay, we've had our dear goat (nubian/sannen) for about a month now. She milks out about a gallon a day. She is lovely and well behaved..except for one thing..she is quick and some how at least once a week gets to eat something that is on the "poison for goats" list. aaaarrgg!!! The first day we had her she ate a rhodie leaf. She was fine. We didn't know it until hours later when my young son confessed that he had seen her eat one as he was walking to pen her up. The next day while I was gone..my dh fed her potato peelings. Nothing happened there either. Praise the Lord! I now have a standing rule that NO ONE feeds her ANYTHING without my approval. I have also printed a list and put it on the fridge as to things she CAN have and things that could harm her. Okkkkaayyy,...so I'm walking her one day and a snake crawls through the grass...scares the crap out of me with her on the lead while I'm regaining my composure she reaches over and eats a nice branch off of a cherry tree. Once again..she is fine. Now tonight, I'm walking her back from where we milk and she reaches down takes a jolt and eats a leaf, stalk and root from rhubarb!!!!! AAAAAAA!!!!!! I managed to grab some of the root out of her mouth but the rest was gone. I pray she will be okay. Help me before I lose my mind!! Other than cutting and digging out everything possible that she can't have..what can I do?? I always have her on a lead but even then she is so quick. Should I be keeping things on hand to help with this?? I would have smacked her to get her to drop it but I have been told NEVER to strike a goat. She is just a sweetheart..we adore her. We are so rural that it would be too late by the time a vet could find us!