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Great Orme goats trot on roof of terraced property in Llandudno

A pair of wild goats have been spotted trotting along the sloped roof of a terraced property in North Wales.

Astonishing footage shows the Great Orme goats on a building near the tram station in the seaside resort of Llandudno - and they're part of the same herd which descended on the town during lockdown.

The animals were filmed wandering near the guttering for a few seconds before disappearing out of sight in a Facebook clip posted on Thursday by a local, Michael Lunn.  

A pair of wild goats have been spotted trotting along the sloped roof of a terraced property in North Wales. Astonishing footage shows the Great Orme goats on a building near the tram station in the seaside town of Llandudno

The animals were filmed wandering near the guttering for a few seconds before disappearing out of sight in a Facebook clip posted on Thursday by a local, Michael Lunn

Peculiar as the sight may seem to outsiders, it is not uncommon for the Great Orme herd to get up to such wild antics in the area

Commentators on the social media site were bemused, with one writing: 'Imagine being in your house and hearing something casually clopping across your roof. DEMONS!! Or burglars in clogs?!'

Another said: 'I want a goat. They're so cute!' 

Peculiar as the sight may seem to outsiders, it is not uncommon for the Great Orme herd to get up to such wild antics in the area. 

Last March, some of the animals took over the then-deserted streets of the town during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

They were first spotted taking advantage of the empty roads on a Friday night - and were later seen 'having a midnight feast' on bushes as residents stayed home due to social distancing measures. 

The goats reappeared soon after to 'run riot' in Trinity Square over the weekend.

Last July, the shaggy-haired goats appeared to be queuing outside a barbershop in the town

The gang of Great Orme goats were seen taking advantage of deserted roads in Llandudno during the nationwide lockdown last April

And in April last year, the shaggy-haired beasts caused damage to a local primary school.

Ysgol San Sior headmaster Ian Jones called on the animals to be culled after they ate through a batch of newly planted trees.

On that occasion, the goats were spotted roaming around the school using the disabled ramp for access.

The Great Orme herd is thought to be around 130-strong, living in the North Wales mountains, and their ancestors came from Kashmir, India.

They are believed to be descended from a pair of Indian goats presented by the Shah of Persia to Queen Victoria in 1837. 

MailOnline has contacted North Wales police for comment. 

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