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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.

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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.

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