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

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

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 gang of goats strolling around deserted streets
The gang of goats strolling around deserted streets
The gang of goats strolling around deserted streets
The goats strayed into some people's gardens
The goats strayed into some people's gardens
The herd destroyed garden bushes and ate leaves
The herd destroyed garden bushes and ate leaves
Some of the animals settled at a churchyard
Some of the animals settled at a churchyard

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
Local residents who were out on the streets were bemused by their presence
Local residents who were out on the streets were bemused by their presence

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

Coronavirus
Coronavirus

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