Watch: Goats running wild in QueenstownSave
By Bernard Orsman
Feral goats are running wild in the tourist mecca of Queenstown.
Builder Jack Hope today shot a video of a herd of 14 goats which had come down from Ben Lomond Station behind the suburb of Fernhill. Several goats are seen rummaging through a property on Lochy Rd before joining the main herd up the road.
They are running rampant all over Ben Lomond to the point that Queenstown has signs of goats on the road between Queenstown and Arrowtown, Hope said.
No word of a lie I have seen more goats in Queenstown than I have seen rabbits in Canterbury
He said a resident told him the goats had come down from the hills to the suburbs because it was rubbish day.
Hope said when he moved to Queenstown four years ago there were one or two goats in the hills. As a hunter, he now came across about 150 goats in the morning in the hills behind Queenstown.
"No word of a lie I have seen more goats in Queenstown than I have seen rabbits in Canterbury."