Roaming goat herd slows Vancouver WA traffic

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Neighbors say a rambling herd of 40 to 50 goats disrupted traffic on an east Vancouver, Wash., street before animal control officers were able to guide them back to their owner's land.

Bonnie Bellis tells The Columbian (http://is.gd/00603h ) that she spotted the goats Tuesday afternoon outside her home and saw some cars stopping because of the animals. Her husband went outside to help herd them.

Police responded to the reported traffic hazard and an officer kept the animals on the side of the road until Clark County Animal Control could arrive.

An animal control officer described them as "very nice goats."

The officer told the newspaper she didn't think the owner would be ticketed for loose animals on the road.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com