The internet is buzzing after video emerged online of a massive horde of goats that were supposed to be clearing dead weeds and brush from a hill in California goat escaped from their enclosure Tuesday and ran wild in an east San Jose neighborhood.
Footage of the colossal tribe roaming free in the neighborhood was posted on Twitter by 23-year-old Zach Roelands with the caption: “This is the craziest thing to happen all quarantine.”
According to his tweet, Roelands had left home to run an errand and returned to a sea of goat.
The goats were trying to eat flowers over the electrical fence that kept them contained and somehow managed to break it, Roelands’ father, Terry, told NBC News. When the goats realized they had a clear route to freedom, chaos quickly ensued.
“Eventually they escaped into the street and started eating all the plants in … everyone’s front yard,” Zach Roelands said.
When his footage hit Twitter, hilarity ensued:
Take a look:
"This is the craziest thing to happen all quarantine." Well this is something you don't see every day. A tribe of goats went wild Tuesday evening in a neighborhood in east San Jose. https://t.co/2HHjVxiXl9
[🎥: Terry Roelands] pic.twitter.com/mGfWqxH0Cp
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) May 13, 2020
The earth is healing. We are the virus.
— DAVID T (@El_Batman_) May 13, 2020
Damn, even the goats are tired of staying home.
— Sarhay (@srhyln) May 13, 2020
I read this attempt to make "Obamagate" a thing as a de facto acknowledgment by conservatives that Trump is looking very, very weak for November.
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) May 13, 2020
Maybe they misunderstood the meaning of herd immunity.
— Fredtimbo (@Fredtimbo) May 13, 2020
They finally did it… taking back the land that’s rightfully theirs. I’m with the goats on this one.
— coreybentley (@corey_bentley11) May 13, 2020
But, black, brown, white united in their cause. We should take lessons.
— American (@DylanGroupie) May 13, 2020
They're being led by a brown one!
I expect building, unfounded resentment, and the blowback will manifest itself as an incompetent white goat chosen as the next leader.
— Derek Kerton (@derekkerton) May 13, 2020
Were these “professional goats”? ie, contracted lawn chompers?
— Paul Stein (@prstein) May 13, 2020
I can't be the only person who imagined Billy Crystal and Jack Palance following right behind…
— Asya Pikovsky (@AsyaPikovsky) May 13, 2020