This is the moment stunned residents of a quiet residential estate watch as hundreds of goats rampage through their San Jose neighbourhood in California.
Locals said that around 200 goats managed to escape from the hillside area where they were kept behind Zach Roelands’ home in the sunshine state after one of the greedy animals broke a fence to get at flowers in the garden.
The animals’ actions apparently short-circuited an electrical fence, which was then quickly knocked over by the rest of the goats.
There were so many kept in the area because there are being used to keep the vegetation down to prevent wildfires which had been a problem for over a decade.
This video of the incident was tweeted by Roelands’ son who wrote: “I’m dead”.
He told local media: “When I got back from the store all the goats had broken through the fence and were recking (sic) havoc on our street.
“This is the craziest thing to happen all quarantine.”
The owner of the goats was eventually able to capture them and herd them back into the enclosure but not before several local gardens had fallen victim to the hungry goats, who also scattered droppings everywhere.
However, locals, despite the loss of their own shrubbery and the mess, said it certainly provided some light relief after the boredom of lockdown.
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