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On-the-run goat causing a bit of a rumpus in Northern Ireland

On-the-run goat causing a bit of a rumpus in Northern Ireland

On-the-run goat causing a bit of a rumpus in Northern Ireland

On-the-run goat causing a bit of a rumpus in Northern Ireland

On-the-run goat causing a bit of a rumpus in Northern Ireland

On-the-run goat causing a bit of a rumpus in Northern Ireland

A goat went on half-hour rampage in Carrickfergus

A goat went on half-hour rampage in Carrickfergus

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On-the-run goat causing a bit of a rumpus in Northern Ireland

An escaped goat has caused havoc after being denied entry to a shop in Northern Ireland.

The animal charged towards a pensioner, named Billy, and jumped on cars and devoured plant pots during a half-hour rampage.

Shop manager Jonathan Smyth, said he initially mistook the sound of the goat head-butting the window for a bread delivery.

He said: "I thought it was the bread man but when I turned around I just saw this massive goat standing on its two hind legs.

"It seemed like it wanted to come into the shop and was looking straight at me."

The incident happened at a Eurospar in the Co Antrim town of Carrickfergus early on Saturday morning.

The manager described how the goat ran amok outside, eating flower baskets and frightening staff and customers as they tried to get into the building on Victoria Road.

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"It was running around the place, chasing customers and jumping up on cars," Mr Smyth added.

"It also butted one of our regular customers, Billy, who comes early every morning to get his paper.

"We had to quickly open the doors and drag Billy inside.

"Thankfully the only real damage was to the plants which we keep outside.

"It ate them all but I thought I am not going out there to tell it off."

The pensioner was not hurt.

The unusual visitor appeared at the Eurospar doors at about 6.30am.

One customer tried to use the ATM but ran back to her car when she spotted the goat.

Mr Smyth said: "We were the only light on in the area so that's probably why it came over.

"There was not much we could do to stop it. The goat just kept running up to the window and butting it.

"Any time there was movement somewhere else it would run towards that. One of our staff had to jump into a customer's car because it came running towards her."

The goat was eventually stopped when a member of the public, believed to be the animal's owner, grabbed it by the horns and took it away.

Mr Smyth said: "It was an interesting morning."

Footage of the animal at the shop window has attracted thousands of views online.


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