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.
Most popular on Time Out
- Brace yourselves for the return of the drive-in movie theater
- US-based airlines will resume operating international flights as early as next month
- You can send a free pint of ice cream to anyone you want to right now
- Online party games to play remotely with friends
- You can play Cards Against Humanity online for free