A herd of wild goats is living it through to the deserted avenues of the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno while residents stay indoors to limit the get spread around of the coronavirus.
Generally, the herd of about 120 Kashmiri goats only ventures into town from the local Great Orme headland during bad weather, BBC reported. However, with the coast cleared of people, the goats are on trips town nibbling on hedges and gardens.
“They may be curious, goats are, and I believe they are simply wondering what’s occurring like everyone else,” town councillor Carol Marubbi told BBC. She said locals were proud of the animals and have been enjoying the “free entertainment” using their windows.
“There isn’t other people around so they probably decided they could as well take over,” she said.
Andrew Stuart, who works for the Manchester Evening News, has stepped up to the role of “goat correspondent” (per his Twitter bio) after a number of his images and videos of the herd went viral.
According to a lengthy tweet thread began the other day, Stuart said he at first called the police on the goats for operating riot in the town, snacking on hedges in the dark of night rather than appearing to follow social distancing actions.
By Thursday, the goats appeared to have settled in and were continuing to provide entertainment for those in the city and following them online.
One local hotel, the Landsdowne House Llandudno, bemoaned the fact it had no guests aside from participants of the herd, who “expect to stay and eat free of charge!”
“At least they use the parking white lines to respect 2m Social Distancing!” the hotel composed.
U.K. Perfect Minister Boris Johnson, that has analyzed positive for the coronavirus, bought a countrywide lockdown last week. Nonessential businesses have been shuttered, and residents are not to leave their homes except to collect essential equipment and exercise once daily.
Police have power to fine those who don’t comply and disperse sets of more than two people.
On Thursday, the U.K. possessed verified 25,481 cases of the new coronavirus and saved 1,793 deaths, matching to data from Johns Hopkins University or college.