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Wellness & Nature

Mountain Goats Have Taken Over This Welsh Town, And Frankly It’s Brilliant

Jack Saddler Jack Saddler - Staff Writer

Mountain Goats Have Taken Over This Welsh Town, And Frankly It’s Brilliant

Step aside, humans—there are some new sheriffs in town.

With the world in lockdown last spring, some creatures have decided to reclaim their land. In a brilliant example, mountain goats pranced into the empty streets of Llandudno, Wales to rule the roost. And, to be honest, didn’t they just look majestic in the process? [Featured Image: @VampireGhuleh, Twitter]

With no clunky cars or pesky humans to stand in their way, we truly allowed the goats to reach their full potential. That, my friends, is a beautiful thing. The goats were finally allowed to explore the town, casually nestling in a bush, partaking in a big game of ‘it’, or just sensibly avoiding the humans filming so they could continue their rampageous ways.

They clearly didn’t get the social distancing memo, did they? But you can’t really blame them. Anyway, here in lockdown round three, it appears the goats are back for more, as they’ve recently been spotted clambering over houses (well, they are mountain goats after all) and even roaming through the halls of a deserted hotel. In a year of bad tidings, this is one gift that just keeps on giving.

Whether they’ll tire of big city life is yet to be found out. Perhaps the mountain goats will decide that they lived a much more simple, peaceful life up on Llandudno’s neighbouring hills. For now however, it’s lovely to see them having this much fun. We could all use some of that energy right now.

Meanwhile, please enjoy this brilliant Twitter thread about the goat overlords.

In other animal news, adorable baby otters were born at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo over Christmas, and the pictures are just too cute.