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.
Here is a live look at #Boise Goat-a-Paloza 2018 pic.twitter.com/RTZR6bWsRP— Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) August 3, 2018
#Breaking - About 100 goats are on the loose right now in a #Boise neighborhood. They are going house to house eating everything in sight. Nobody has a clue where they came from...updates to follow pic.twitter.com/K0ghUwQEfk— Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) August 3, 2018
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