Just last week, people of Ottawa were shook by the news that a massive snake was on the loose (he was recently found in his basement) but it turns out reptiles aren't the only animals running wild in the city.
Ottawa seems to have a bit of an escaped goat problem right now. Just today Ottawa By-Law picked up a goat that was found out and about in the city, making it the city's third escaped goat this year and second this month.
You have goat to be kidding us!— Ottawa By-law (@OttawaBylaw) 21 August 2018
We picked up another goat last night, this one in the Kinburn area. Looks like he chewed through his rope.
He’s currently enjoying a stay at an animal sanctuary until he can be reunited with his family. #ottcity pic.twitter.com/aMggN4WzrB
In a tweet today, the city's bylaw shared a photo of the most recent goat they picked up last night in Ottawa's Kilburn area after he allegedly chewed through his rope and made a get-away from his home.
In a somewhat similar incident earlier this month, a goat was found wandering in one of the more rural parts of Ottawa and was taken to an animal sanctuary by-law officers before he could be reunited with his owners.
But of course, two goat incidents wasn't enough for the capital city. That's why even earlier this year a little baby goat was found by an Ottawa resident back in April. Unlike the other stories, this goat wasn't found anywhere near a farm and therefore bylaw was unable to figure out where it came from.
Fortunately, by-law officers were able to make quick work of finding a new home for the baby goat, who is now happily living on a farm.
Picked up this little fella today. He was surrendered after being found in Orleans.— Ottawa By-law (@OttawaBylaw) 12 April 2018
DYK: it is not permissible to keep livestock in an area that is not properly zoned for that purpose.
We've found a nice home for him on a farm!https://t.co/FR39s9cme7 #ottcity pic.twitter.com/rf4CSMovNh
While it isn't clear how all these goats keep getting loose, it isn't overly surprising since Ottawa does have a lot of rural, farm areas around the city. That being said, it is still illegal to own goats in parts of Ottawa that aren't zoned for agriculture.