Welsh Town “Seized” By Goat Herd Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

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In the coastal town of Llandudno, North Wales a herd of wild mountain goats took over the streets while its human residents were adhering to lockdown orders regarding the coronavirus pandemic. These shy mountain goats typically inhabit an area just north of the town called Great Orme and were originally gifted to Queen Victoria for her coronation over a century ago. As longtime inhabitants of the region they tend to stay away from humans, however, will occasionally venture into town for protection from severe weather.

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The town with just over 20,000 inhabitants is Wales’ largest resort and relies heavily on tourism.With the lack of tourists and traffic in the streets, these curious creatures are becoming more bold and have taken up residency in the local neighborhoods.

Photos and videos online show these cloven-hoofed visitors climbing on top of walls, roaming the town square, as well as eating away at bushes in people’s front yards. The town councillor Carol Marubbi told the BBC,

“They are curious, goats are, and I think they are wondering what’s going on like everybody else”.

The residents of Llandudno aren’t bothered by these new guests as they provide countless hours of entertainment and viewing pleasure.

Without a doubt, these mountain goats are a welcome addition amongst the temporary quiet that rests over the town. See the video below.

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