118 goats chomped on rosebuds, bushes and lawns for nearly two hours as they clip-clopped down a Boise neighborhood street Friday morning.
Tiffany Hone was at a nearby grocery store when she got a call from her neighbors.
“They said there’s a herd of goats in your backyard,” says Hone. “My kids went crazy.”
The trot down Summerwind Drive off of Five Mile Road began around 7 a.m.
Neighbors gathered around the herd to keep them corralled from escaping to a busier street, documenting their offbeat Friday morning with photos and videos.
“They were just in a stormwater retention pond, just cleaning that up about a block away and managed to push through the fence and go on an adventure this morning as goats do,” says Kim Gabica, co-owner of WeRentGoats.com out of Middleton.
“They’re crafty escape artists for sure.”
Hone says they eventually left her backyard, meandering down the block, chewing up everything in sight.
“They were just going to town on the neighbor’s yards. You can see the path of destruction.”
Gabica says she and her husband, who was sweeping goat pellets off of neighbors’ driveways after wrangling the cloven-hoofed animals, will reimburse anyone for mangled plants or flowers.
“They’re always hungry. They have an endless appetite. Anything is fair game,” she says, noting about 100 goats can take down half an acre of vegetation a day.
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