Wild 'Goat Gang' Takes Over Streets Of UK Town On Coronavirus Lockdown

A herd of wild goats is living it up on the deserted streets of the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno while residents stay indoors to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Generally, the herd of roughly 120 Kashmiri goats only ventures into town from the nearby Great Orme headland during bad weather, BBC reported. However, with the coast cleared of people, the goats are out and about town nibbling on hedges and gardens.

“They are curious, goats are, and I think they are wondering what’s going on like everybody else,” town councillor Carol Marubbi told BBC. She said locals were proud of the animals and had been enjoying the “free entertainment” from their windows.

“There isn’t anyone else around so they probably decided they may as well take over,” she said.
Andrew Stuart, who works for the Manchester Evening News, has stepped up to the role of “goat correspondent” (per his Twitter bio) after a number of his photos and videos of the herd went viral.

According to a lengthy tweet thread started last week, Stuart said he originally called the police on the goats for running riot in the town, snacking on hedges in the dark of night and not appearing to abide by social distancing measures.

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