Who let the goats out? Runaway herd invades Idaho neighborhood
More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes, and tree leaves.
“They were on a pond that the county had hired us to clear, and it looks like they pushed through some of the wood boards and got out that way,” said Matt Gabica, owner of We Rent Goats, a company that provides goats to clear weeds on the private and public property. “A bunch of homeowners and a bunch of kids had some excitement.”
The herd of about 118 goats was wrangled into a truck by company workers at around 8:30 a.m.
By then the goats had already built up an online following of social media users. One reporter for the local news channel dubbed it the “#Boise Goat-a-Palooza 2018.”