Saturday 14 December 2019

Police responding to escaped goats weren’t expecting to round them up this easily

Free goat car wash, anyone?

An unexpectedly easy rescue (Webster Police Department/PA)
An unexpectedly easy rescue (Webster Police Department/PA)

By Taylor Heyman, Press Association

Police in the state of New York called to a group of goats roaming on the road were probably expecting a difficult few hours of rounding them up.

However, the rescue ended quite differently.

Webster Police Department were called to help corral eight escaped goats back into their closure on Thursday.

Snowy weather meant that the roads had been salted to prevent cars slipping, so when the patrol car arrived at the scene, the goats flocked to it, licking off the excess salt.

Earlier today Webster Police were dispatched to a reported goat in the roadway. Shortly after, police located the goat in question along with 7 of his friends that had escaped their enclosure. The goats quickly closed in on the officer and then began licking the salt off the police car. The goats were rounded up and directed back into their enclosure.

Posted by Webster Police Department, New York on Thursday, January 25, 2018

The officers clearly had little trouble rounding up the goats and getting them back into their enclosure, and the force later shared the adorable video on Facebook.

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