Who let the dogs out? More like, who let the goats out?
The question may sound ridiculous to most people, but not to residents of East San Jose, California. On Tuesday evening, a giant stamped of nearly 200 goats made its way through the streets after they broke the boards of an electric fence and escaped goat quarantine.
As NBC News reports, Twitter user Zach Roelands shared footage of the goat army storming the streets. And honestly? They’re moving in an impressive orderly fashion.
“When I got back from the store all the goats had broken through the fence and were wreaking havoc on our street,” Roelands wrote. “This is the craziest thing to happen all quarantine.”
The video shows one goat standing in front of a very large herd of goat friends, and as they round a street corner a man on foot, a car, someone riding a tractor, and even a good dog can be seen trying to steer them all in the right direction.
The escaped goats run through some garbage cans (Big 2020 Energy,) make their way into a few residential front yards, stop to munch on some bushes, and click their hooves on the pavement while taking a tiny tour of East San Jose.
Roelands’ father, Terry, told NBC Bay Area that he’s been using goats to clear the brush on the hill behind his house a few times a year ever since it caught on fire around 15 years ago.
One of the goats was reportedly munch flowers over a fence and accidentally tapped one of the electric fences, which caused boards to break and goats to gain the unexpected freedom.
Roelands told NBC Bay Area that a rancher was able to herd the goats back to safety in about five minutes, but it was still one of the most exciting things we have yet to see in quarantine.
This isn’t the first time goats have tried to take over a town, and it likely won’t be the last. But if this most recent goat outing, which thankfully provided minimal damage, made you laugh, Zach Roelands has a request.