Rampaging goats ‘banished’ 300 miles away after terrorising seaside town

A herd of wild goats that were terrorising a Welsh seaside resort have been banished 300 miles away.

The 150 Kashmiri goats made the headlines during the first lockdown after taking over the town of Llandudno.

They ran riot in the streets, blocking the traffic, fighting in car parks and eating people's hedges, reports The Sun.

Now local authorities have banished a number of them 300 miles away to Bournemouth in an effort to minimise their impact on the small Welsh town.

Fifteen have been moved where they will “graze cliffs for nature conservation and control invasive shrubs for the benefit of native flowers”.

Not native to the UK, the Kasmiri goats were originally a gift from Queen Victoria to Lord Mostyn.

Although previously owned by the Mostyn estate, they now are classed as wild animals and they roam free on the Great Orme, the limestone headland overlooking the town.

The others have been rounded up and returned to their nearby clifftop home.

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Local Welsh Parliament member Janet Finch-Saunders said: “I’m delighted to see that positive action has been taken to rehome these magnificent animals.

“They are a part of our community’s history, but it is vital we find a balance that ensures their continued presence on the Great Orme whilst limiting their impact on residents."

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