Kicker – Goat invasion


NICK EICHER, HOST: With so many of us sheltering behind closed doors and many businesses closed all around the world, a small town in the UK has been having trouble with a group of looters not subject to restrictions.

These particular bandits had no interest in things like jewelry or electronics stores. 

Nope, they were looking for something else…

AUDIO: A shrubbery!

AUDIO: [SOUND OF GOATS RUNNING]

OK, so it wasn’t a Monty Python sketch. But you can hear the actual evidence: the hooves of a herd of goats wandering the barren streets of a Welsh town on the Irish sea.

The goats, about 120 of them, had the run of the town, chewing up hedges and other garden plants—with impunity.

A local official told the BBC, “There isn’t anyone else around so they probably decided they may as well take over.”

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(Pete Byrne/PA via AP) A herd of goats walk the quiet streets in Llandudno, north Wales, Tuesday March 31, 2020. 

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