Dozens of goats show up in Boise neighborhood, start snacking on lawns

Posted: 12:13 PM, Aug 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-03 19:01:52Z

BOISE — Dozens of apparently hungry goats mysteriously showed up in a west Boise neighborhood Friday morning, and promptly began devouring residents’ lawns and shrubs.

According to an Ada County dispatch supervisor, a call came in about 7 a.m. regarding several dozen goats in the neighborhood of Sunnybrook and Summerwind Drives, near the intersection of Five and Ustick Roads.

Animal Control officers initially responded to the scene, but soon found that there were too many goats to handle. So a company called We Rent Goats were called in to round up the animals.

Initial reports say the goats were grazing in a nearby field and somehow got loose.