Deserted Welsh village invaded by goats again after new coronavirus lockdown

A herd of feral goats has been caught on video chomping their way through a Welsh town after the streets became deserted in the latest coronavirus lockdown.

The bearded animals, who caused havoc during the lockdown last March, have returned to Llandudno again after apparently getting a taste for residents' lawns and hedges.

In a funny clip, uploaded on Reddit by user u/TwmffatMawr on Sunday (January 31) the hungry goats are recorded having a feast in somebody's garden.

Unbothered by the wall, they hop right over and browse on the various types of hedges and shrubs in the neat front garden.

One large goat balancing on the wall stares down the lens as the person filming tries to walk past.

Many people on Reddit were happy to see the goats again and pointed out the benefits of having them in the town.

A user joked: "Free hedge trimmers."

Someone else said: "During the summer it's illegal to trim hedges so we just tie a rope the length of the hedge.

"Then clip the goats' leads to the rope, leave them there for the day."

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A third user commented: "Sometimes our Ring doorbell goes off in the middle of the night and it's some goats walking past our house."

Seeming to comment on the goat that stared as the cameraperson walked past, another quipped: "Same vibe when I see teenagers. Just keep walking."

The coronavirus pandemic in 2020 is not the first time goats have roamed into the town.

In 2019, they were snapped in Llandudno when bad weather drove them from their home on the Great Orme, a nearby limestone headland in the shape of a snake.

Feral goats (Capra hircus) still live in remote areas of Wales including Snowdonia National Park as a result of farmed goats either escaping or being released.

They are very hardy and can eat almost anything.

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