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Watch 200 goats escape and roam the streets of a town in California

Animals took to the streets of San Jose on Tuesday

Sarah Medina

In the latest edition of wild-animals-taking over urban spaces, a herd of goats escaped their day job and roamed the streets of San Jose, California on Tuesday evening.

"When I got back from the store all the goats had broken through the fence and were wreaking havoc on our street," tweeted Zach Roelands, who lives in the neighborhood and posted a now-viral video of the goats to Twitter. "This is the craziest thing to happen all quarantine." 

The goats are used a few times a year to clear brush around the city that could pose a fire hazard. On Tuesday, one of the goats was eating flowers over a fence and somehow tapped one of the electric fences, causing it and others to break the boards on the fence. This allowed about 200 goats to escape through a backyard and out onto the streets.

Thankfully, the animals were rounded up and returned to safety in about five minutes. 

Interested in more animals living their best lives while humans are at home? Check out these stories on how coral reefs and marine animals in Hawaii are thriving, and wolves, bears and bobcats are freely roaming Yosemite while the park is closed. 

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