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In Pictures: Nanny state – goats make most of deserted streets

A herd of mountain goats invaded Trinity Square and Llandudno town centre.

Llandudno has become a “nanny state” after its deserted streets because of coronavirus were invaded by goats.

Goats roam the quiet streets in Llandudno
Goats roam the quiet streets in Llandudno (Peter Byrne/PA)

With the UK in lockdown as part of social distancing efforts to halt the spread of Covid-19, mountain goats have been left free to roam parts of the North Wales seaside town that they normally would not venture into.

The gang of goats strolling around deserted streets
The goats wandered the high street (Peter Byrne/PA)
The gang of goats strolling around deserted streets
The gang of goats strolling around deserted streets (Peter Byrne/PA)
The goats strayed into some people's gardens
The goats strayed into some people’s gardens (Peter Byrne/PA)
The herd destroyed garden bushes and ate leaves
The herd destroyed garden bushes and ate leaves (Peter Byrne/PA)
Some of the animals settled at a churchyard
Some of the animals settled at a churchyard (Peter Byrne/PA)

Local residents who were out on the streets were understandably bemused by the goats’ presence.

The Great Orme headland is home to a herd of around 200 wild goats
The Great Orme headland is home to a herd of around 200 wild goats (Peter Byrne/PA)
Local residents who were out on the streets were bemused by their presence
Mountain goats taking over the streets (Peter Byrne/PA)

Quarantined residents looked on in bewilderment, from self-isolation, at the surreal scenes unfolding in front of them.

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(Peter Byrne/PA)

You’ve got to be kidding, right?

A woman films goats in her garden from her house
A woman films goats in her garden from her house (Peter Byrne/PA)