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Have You Seen This? Goats invade neighborhood

By John Clyde, Contributor | Posted - Aug. 6, 2019 at 3:03 p.m.

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GOAT AVE. — Imagine you're driving home one evening and you see a goat run across the street. You'd think it was a little strange, but you'd likely move on with your day. But then another goat follows that one; then another, and another and another. Suddenly there are hundreds of goats invading your neighborhood and you are stuck.

I think I'd be too dumfounded to really do anything. I wouldn't be scared, impressed or annoyed with not being able to move. I think I'd just be so confused. Well, this is what happened to some people in a Washington state neighborhood.

"We were driving home when all of the sudden goats started crossing the street," the YouTube description of the video states.

That's all well and good, but why are all these kids on that lawn? (See what I did there?) Anyway, there is an explanation as to why all these goats were hanging out in this suburb.

"Our homeowner association hires the goats for clearing vegetation between houses and in buffer zones next to the forest," the YouTuber wrote in the video description. "The goats were scheduled to depart the next morning and had eaten most of the plants in their enclosure. The fresh plants across the street must have been too tempting, and they broke through their fencing into the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood."

Apparently it took several hours and a lot of bodies, but all of the goats were accounted for eventually, reunited and taken back to where they were supposed to be.

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About the Author: John Clyde ----------------------------

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome, and it just so happens, that these are the three things he writes about. Contact him on Twitter at @johnnypclyde.


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