Great Goat Escape

Staff Reports

Walnut-Diamond Bar- On July 28, over 200 goats escaped and were se

Photo courtesy: Walnut Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station: A herd of about 60-70 goats made the great escape into the Walnut/Diamond Bar area on July 28.

Photo courtesy: Walnut Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station
: A herd of about 60-70 goats made the great escape into the Walnut/Diamond Bar area on July 28.

en on local residents’ lawns.

According to the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station, “Apparently, over 200 goats had been brought in to clear the open field of dry overgrown brush and grass. But sometime during the night, they hatched their escape plan by pushing over a perimeter fence.”

Law enforcement’s job description includes a variety of situations, and they must be prepared to handle most of any given situation. However, Deputy Aaron Scheller most likely didn’t think he was going to have to use his “training and experience” on this day to corral the herd of goats that were in the front yard of a residence. But, he helped turned them around back to a nearby open field on Fallow Field Drive in Diamond Bar.

“It took two hours but all of the 200 goats were captured and returned to their corral.” The goats were of course eating the residents’ grass along the way back to the field too. The event even resulted in the goats getting their 15 minutes of fame on ABC7 live news.

So for future reference, if there happens to be a herd of goats in your yard, call the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station.