Dozens of ravenous goats appear in Boise neighborhood and chow down on gardens, lawns
More than 100 ravenous goats stormed an Idaho neighborhood early Friday morning, chowing down on residents’ lawns and gardens for about an hour and a half before a truck arrived to help round them up, according to Boise TV station KTVB.
Video and photos posted by a reporter showed the goats wandering through front lawns eating grass, trees, and flowers.
“They are going house to house eating everything in sight. Nobody has a clue where they came from,” reporter Joe Parris tweeted.
The goats apparently escaped from a nearby site, where they had been put to work clearing weeds, according to the Idaho Statesman.
KTVB reported that a truck bearing the name “We Rent Goats” soon arrived to remove the hungry herd.
Herds of goats are often used as a natural way to clear brush. The city of Boston deployed a handful of goats in 2014 to take on poison ivy in Hyde Park.