Goats Hit the Streets of San Jose: ‘Craziest Thing to Happen All Quarantine’

Miguel Moreno
By Miguel Moreno
May 14, 2020Animalshare
Goats Hit the Streets of San Jose: ‘Craziest Thing to Happen All Quarantine’
Herd of goats hit the streets after escaping their enclosure in San Jose, California, on May 12, 2020. (Zach Roelands)

Zach Roelands from San Jose said he found a massive herd of goats stirring up trouble in his neighborhood after coming home on May 12.

Several media reports said there were about 200 mischievous goats roaming free in his street. This is just one of the numerous cases of peculiar animal encounters being reported amid the pandemic. Roelands called it “the craziest thing to happen all quarantine.”

But the goats aren’t completely unknown to the area, and just attracted by the lull in human activity.

“The goats come by our back hill once a year to eat dead grass,” said Roelands in a statement.

They managed to break through a fence, he said.

“The goats eat anything green and they hopped up on our neighbors fence, which broke a hole in it and next thing you know they’re in the front yard eating everything in sight.”

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Well behaved goats on a hill behind the home of Zach Roelands from San Jose, California. (Zach Roelands)

He also said it took about five minutes to corral the goats, so they didn’t do too much damage. What took longer to do, he said, was cleaning up the trail they left behind.

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A plant damaged by a mob of goats that hit the streets of San Jose, California, on May 12, 2020. (Zach Roelands)

Roelands’s video has received over 20,000 retweets and over 84,000 likes.

To make good use of those views, Roelands asked his viewers to consider donating to a food charity that he linked in the tweet.

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