A city in Wales that has been overrun with wild goats since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic has formed a task force to tackle the problem.
In 2020, a herd of Kashmiri goats from the nearby coast had made their way to Llandudno, Wales, and remained in the closed streets of the city.
Goats began breeding and took over local streets, destroying residents’ gardens and standing on rooftops.
Officials met this week and decided to create a group to manage the goats that terrorize the city, North Wales Live reported.
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“Just to point out, these are wild goats,” City Councilman Chris Cater said at a board meeting this week. “They are not owned by anyone. They are ashore on the Great Orme and, in fact, have been there quite comfortably until the pandemic stopped.”
Before the COVID pandemic, goats were native to the Great Orme headland, an outcrop that extended into the Irish Sea. But since the lockdown began, animals have entered Llandudno.
“During the pandemic, they really raised the people of Llandudno,” Cater said. “It was a joy to see them, they gave us a lot of good publicity and I think we have to do the right thing for them. I fully support this initiative.”
Councilor Geoff Stewart urged board members to support the task force.
“Goats in Llandudno, much maligned by some, much loved by others,” said Stewart.
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“But there has been a problem there for some time,” he continued. “Frankly, we should be very proud to have these wonderful animals on our doorstep. They are not found anywhere else in the UK and we have been asked to create a group to establish a way forward for them.”
The task force is expected to begin its work on goat management within the next month.