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'Three Billy Goats Gruff?' More Like 20-30 Spotted

Reader Tony Busko captured photos of a herd of goats near Clubhouse Drive and Niguel Road on his way to work earlier this week that were grazing behind the donut shop.

For those who thought that the goats that once roamed the hills of Laguna Niguel had disappeared, guess again. 

Sure, one can catch an occasional deer, but for the most part the area that was once home to is now mostly residential. However, that being said, one reader, Tony Busko, discovered quite the scene on his way to work recently. 

"Driving to work the other day on Niguel Road and near Clubhouse behind the donut shop, I saw these goats on the hill, so I pulled in and got out," he recalled. "There are a lot of them all grazing on the hill. I couldn't tell how many there were...just that there's a lot ... I think there's about 20-30, maybe more." 

According to Ask.com: A group of goats are called a trip of goats. For mountain goats, it is called a tribe. A group of farm goats is called as herd. Sometimes flock is also used.

Wonder if they were looking for jelly donuts or bear claws at the ?

Stay tuned for part II as we try and find out who these goat belong to. If you have any information, send an email to Debbie.Sklar@Patch.com

You can read the folktale from Norway called Three Billy Goats Griff here.

KC December 22, 2011 at 04:58 PM
Hmmm, I wonder if the course or the city rented the goats? It's a common method out here for removal of brush to prevent wildfires.
Debbie L. Sklar December 22, 2011 at 08:01 PM
KC: Goat mystery solved .. Stay tuned for Part 2.

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