Goats Spotted On Garden State Parkway


NOW TO THE STORY OF GOATS ON THE LAM IN NEW JERSEY. DRIVES KEEP SEEING THEM ON THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY AND NOW RESCUE EFFORTS ARE UNDER WAY. CBS 2’S ELISE FINCH HAS THE STORY FROM MONMOUTH COUNTY. Reporter: FOR THE PAST NOW WEEKS DRIVERS ON THE PARKWAY HAVE SPORADICALLY SPOTTED GOATS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD PROMPTING NUMEROUS TWEETS AND SPARKING CURIOUS EXCITEMENT. THAT’S JUST REALLY WEIRD! I WONDER HOW THEY GOT HERE. I HAVE NO IDEA. IT WAS KIND OF FUNNY BECAUSE IT WAS PEOPLE, UM, WEREN’T SURE IF THEY WERE DOGS, DEER. Reporter: VERONICA IS WITH THE ASSOCIATED HUMANE SOCIETIES OF NEW JERSEY. SHE SAID SHE HAS A PLACE FOR THE GOATS ONCE THEY ARE CAUGHT ALONGSIDE THIS PIG, CHICKENS AND FARM ANIMALS BUT ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS SAY LOOKING THE HOLLOW HORNED MAMMALS IS A DELICATE JOB. YOU TALK VERY GENTLY. WE GET DOWN WITH THEM AND WE’RE JUST — WE GO VERY SLOW. YOU KNOW YOU DON’T WANT TO RUN AND JUMP TO AN ANIMAL ESPECIALLY IF THEY DON’T KNOW YOU. YOU WANT TO MAKE THEM TRUST YOU YOU. Reporter: THEY WANT TO STEER THEM AWAY FROM THE PARKWAY. YOU DON’T WANT TO TRAP THEM NEAR THE HIGHWAY. THEY COULD RUN IN THE ROAD AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. Reporter: NOW EMPLOYEES ARE RAMPING UP THE EFFORTS BY PUTTING OUT BALES OF HAY AND GOAT FEED. WE ARE SETTING UP A FOOD STATION SO TO SPEAK THAT THEY CAN GO AND FEEL COMFORTABLE EATING AND DRINKING. WE HAVE THEM CONTAINED IN A SAFE AREA. BUT NOW WE JUST HAVE TO CONTAIN THEM A LITTLE BETTER TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM. Reporter: WHEN THE GOATS ARE SAFELY CAUGHT, THEY WILL LIKELY JOIN THE OTHER FARM ANIMALS THAT CALL THIS HUMANE SOCIETY HOME. IN TINTON FALLS, NEW JERSEY,

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