Llandudno may not be the playground of the rich and famous, but it does seem to have become the playground for a group Kashmiri Goats instead!
The goats can usually be seen walking high up on the cliff edges of the Great Orme, eating the grass without a care in the world. Occasionally, if it turns particularly cold at night they may venture down to the outskirts of the town where they can keep a low profile and won’t get disturbed.
Not anymore! Thanks to the lockdown restrictions (and a lack of people and traffic), all of that has changed. Not only are the Goats venturing down in the middle of the day, but they are getting braver and braver and can now regularly be seen wandering as far along as Trinity Square in the town centre. They don’t even appear bothered sharing the space with the odd resident that can still be seen wandering around.
Maybe the goats are just doing their bit to help during the current crises. With so many council workers having to stay at home, the Goats have taken up the challenge to help keep the towns (and residents) flower beds and bushes at bay.
Goats or Tourists?
The question is, when the current restrictions eventually get lifted, will the Goats stand their ground and fight back against the invasion of the tourists? Whilst I think it’s safe to say that they are more likely to venture back up to the cliffs of the Great Orme, it’s difficult to know whether the locals prefer the goats or the tourists. My money is on the Goats…