Fugitive goats run wild in Idaho neighborhood | News | DW | 03.08.2018
  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages


Fugitive goats run wild in Idaho neighborhood

Dozens of hungry goats have taken over a residential suburb in the US city of Boise after apparently escaping from a nearby field. The animals chowed through local gardens until authorities managed to round them up.

Residents of the Idaho city of Boise woke up on Friday to an unusual sight: a herd of about 100 goats eating their way through shrubs and flower beds.

The goats descended on a neighborhood in the city's west overnight after apparently absconding from a nearby plot of land.

Local broadcaster KTVB reported that animal control authorities arrived first thing in the morning with a single truck, only to realize it wasn't nearly big enough.

Read moreRomanians jailed for killing Berlin zoo goat

Footage of the goats' brief adventure quickly went viral on social media.

A trailer eventually arrived at the scene of the drama — to applause from baffled residents.

It's not clear how the animals escaped, but they appear to have come from a company that rents out goats to help clear vegetation from fields and reduce the risk of wildfires.

Read moreGerman zoo recaptures escaped lions, tigers after flooding

nm/kms (AP, dpa)

Every evening at 1830 UTC, DW's editors send out a selection of the day's hard news and quality feature journalism. You can sign up to receive it directly here.

DW recommends

WWW links

Audios and videos on the topic