San Jose Overrun by Escaped Goats

After remaining mostly vacant throughout California’s stay-at-home order, the streets of San Jose were bustling with activity again on Tuesday — not by people, but goats. City officials say a herd of 200 goats, which were being used to clear brush in a nearby field, broke through an electric fence and invaded East San Jose. “When I got back from the store, all the goats had broken through the fence and were wreaking havoc on our street,” says resident Zach Roelands, whose father uses the animals a few times a year to clear his property. “This is the craziest thing to happen all quarantine.”

Fortunately, goats tend to be followers rather than leaders. After running through the streets for a while, a resident managed to coax a few back toward the fenced area, police say. The others followed.

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