Have you ever seen a goat invasion? Well, it may not be a normal occurrence, but people in a Boise, Idaho neighborhood got to experience first-hand what can happen when a bunch of goats are on the loose. More than 100 goats, in fact.
On Friday, approximately 118 goats invaded a Boise neighborhood and began “eating everything in sight.”
Perhaps the most entertaining part of the story is that no one has any idea where the goats came from, but they were hungry and traveling in a large group. Video of the goat invasion surfaced on social media.
Joe Parris of KTVB was on the scene and showed off some hilarious photos of the goats congregating and chowing down on one poor resident’s yard.
From the KTVB report:
“Residents in a West Boise neighborhood woke up to an unusual sight Friday morning: About 100 goats strolling through their yards and down the street. Neighbors say the herd showed up on Summerwind Drive off of Five Mile Road at about 7 a.m., and got to work, snacking on lawns and flower bushes, and stripping the leaves from trees.”
Eventually, the owners of the goats — a company named “We Rent Goats” — came to collect their animals that were grazing in a nearby field before they made a run for it.
From the We Rent Goats website:
We Rent Goats® does just what our name says. We rent herds of goats to remove noxious weeds from fields, acreage, pastures, open spaces, ditches, ravines, embankments… you name it and the goats can clear it. Our goal is to help you restore and protect your property—whether that means getting rid of non-native weeds that are ruining your acreage, or creating fire barriers around your home, ranch, outbuildings, or housing development. We even clear land around golf courses (and find a heck of a lot of golf balls in the process!).
Invading your neighborhood is not included in the price.