Mountain Goats Are Taking Over This Small Town While People Are On Lockdown

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By Anthony McLennan / Truth Theory

In the Welsh town of Llandudno, a gang of goats are taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdown by raiding local streets and gardens.

The goats have made their way into scenic Llandudno from the nearby Great Orme coastal headland.

They are part of a population of approximately 200 wild goats. It is said that they originate from a pair of Kashmiri goats which were given to Queen Victoria by the Shah of Persia in 1837.

It is not unusual for residents to see the goats – the animals reportedly move into the town’s outskirts when the weather on the Great Orme headland gets too harsh.

But now with the streets deserted during lockdown, the shaggy-looking goats have become emboldened and are taking over.

Goats munching on gardens, sleeping at the church

They’ve been spotted walking around the streets and also chowing down on plants in resident’s gardens.

They have been eating leaves in Trinity Square in the town centre, and napping in a local churchyard.

The mountain goats’ escapades were brought to light by a resident by the name of Andrew Stuart.

“They were probably going to run riot on the town, what with nobody being about due to the lockdown,” Stuart wrote on Twitter.

“I also wasn’t sure if they were keeping the required two metres apart.”

Stuart notified the police about the situation. But although the goats were shunted out, they quickly returned and have spent several days making themselves at home in the town.

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This is just one of many stories around the world involving increased sightings of wild animals in urban areas during coronavirus lockdowns.

In some cases, it seems it’s curiosity and the quiet city streets which have emboldened wild animals.

But in other situations, there has been a more harsh reality. That is that some animals have become dependent on humans for food – be it hand-outs from tourists or digging in the trash.

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