A herd of wild mountain goats has overrun a town in North Wales, U.K.
As the coronavirus pandemic takes over the entire world and humans are forced inside in an attempt to slow the rate of infection, one group of individuals is not taking social distancing seriously. Mountain goats. In the midst of all the scary news constantly being revealed every day, give yourself a brain break and enjoy these Welsh mountain goats who have taken advantage of the lockdown so they can run an entire town in Wales.
According to The Guardian, this group of goats came down from the mountains and started roaming wild in Llandudno, a small town in North Wales. The goats are running shit and apparently, causing a lot of chaos. They ate hedges, they’ve ruined gardens, and someone even called the police! Yes, really! A squad car came and escorted (herded?) the goats out of the area, but as long as citizens are on lockdown — and the U.K. wants to make the lockdown even more severe — the goats keep coming back.
The entire saga was documented on Twitter by a local named Andrew Stuart, who first spotted the goats destroying some hedges outside the pub where he lives.
Unsure what to do, he called the police, who just turned their lights on real bright until the goats left.
But it didn’t work.
And well, the goats appear to be here to stay.
The goats are “from” the Great Orme country park above the town. “There are said to be about 120 of them. Descended from the goats of the mountains of Kashmir,” according to The Guardian.
The people of Llandudno have been documenting the goats for years now, but apparently, they only make short (and rare) trips to town to munch on a plant and then scurry back up the mountains.
But with the lockdown, everything changed.
“They don’t like people,” Stuart added on Twitter. “They usually only come down from the Great Orme when it’s windy, and only the back streets at the top of Mostyn Street. Now lockdown means it’s empty, they’re going further than ever.”
Now that there are no people around, the goats have nothing to fear. Some may say it’s a goat’s town now, ba dum ching sorry sorry sorry.
People are peering at the goats from inside the safety of their homes, because between the coronavirus and the wild goats, there is no reason to leave one’s house right now.
As the U.S. faces our worst outbreak to the point where we’re being told not to go to the grocery store, we need silly little goat stories more than ever
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