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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 12:39 PM

Massive herd of goats randomly shows up in Idaho suburb

A massive herd of about 100 goats randomly showed up in a West Boise, Idaho suburb Friday and promptly began to devour the greenery on people’s properties. That included going lawn to lawn and grazing on grass, ravaging bushes in people’s gardens and pulling down leaves from trees, NBC affiliate KTVB reported. The sprawling hoard of animals arrived on Summerwind Drive at approximately 7 a.m. local time and lined the street for over an hour.

Animal Control made it to the scene at about 7:30 a.m. after being told there were only 50 goats in the area, but did not have a big enough truck to pick up all the animals upon learning there were dozens more than they expected ...

The Animal Control officer then directed traffic for the next hour until a company called We Rent Goats — which uses goats for community-serving purposes such as eating an overabundance of weeds — finally came to the rescue at around 8:30 a.m. and managed to corral them onto a truck.

It’s unclear if the herd belonged to We Rent Goats specifically, but the Humane Society confirmed the animals are owned by a company that uses goats to eat excess grass and plants and somehow got loose Friday. The strange spectacle seemed to be mostly enjoyed by the residents of the neighborhood, as many stood outside and watched as the dozens of goats accumulated in the lawns.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ny-news-goats-herd-idaho-neighborhood-20180803-story.html

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Reply Massive herd of goats randomly shows up in Idaho suburb (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Aug 2018 OP
lapfog_1 Aug 2018 #1
planetc Aug 2018 #2
Glimmer of Hope Aug 2018 #3
Hekate Aug 2018 #8
Wounded Bear Aug 2018 #4
Blue_true Aug 2018 #5
Wounded Bear Aug 2018 #6
Blue_true Aug 2018 #9
Hekate Aug 2018 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 12:41 PM

1. Opportunity!!!



"who got the LED lights!"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 01:37 PM

2. Before the internet, we would ...

never have found out about nifty news like this. Unless we read about 42 newspapers a week, which would have been impractical.


Thanks for posting!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 01:39 PM

3. Goat yoga for everyone!

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 06:04 PM

8. Goat milk yogurt is awfully good

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 01:39 PM

4. People rent goats all the time around here...

They're the only animal, really, that can or will eat blackberry bushes, which will overrun your property if you don't do something.

"Here" being Western Washington. Blackberries are intrusive, non-native plants here.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 02:01 PM

5. If they grow that well, why not start a blackberry farm?

The fruit and the juice are considered to be one of the new "optimum health fruit". There is a market for organic blackberries.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 05:59 PM

6. I believe that's how they got here in the first place...



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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 06:08 PM

9. Oh, I didn't know that. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 06:03 PM

7. My very first thought was "However did they escape from Conservative Cave?!"

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