Grass-chomping goats escape onto highway, forcing temporary closure

A stretch of highway near Lincoln, Calif., outside Sacramento, had to be shut down briefly Tuesday night when dozens of goats flooded the roadway, a local news outlet reported.

Sheriff’s deputies, police, the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans personnel responded to State Route 65 around 8 p.m. and were eventually able to herd the goats off the road with the help of a herding dog, Sacramento’s KXTV-TV reported.

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The goats, which were being used to trim grass near the highway, apparently escaped through a broken gate.

Unfortunately, five of the goats were hit and killed by cars before police arrived, KXTV reported.

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There were no reported injuries, and it was unclear if the property owner will be cited.