Goats hanging out by Parkway may finally be captured
Two stray goat along the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County are close to being captured.
John Bergmann, director of the American Humane Society's Popcorn Park Zoo, tells New Jersey 101.5 that volunteers from the Tinton Falls branch, who he said have been trying to capture the goats from around the area of exit No. 100 on the northbound side in Tinton Falls for the past two months, sealed up their likely route to the highway on Wednesday morning.
"There are some farms that back up to the Parkway in that area, separated by a chain link fence," Bergmann said. "We noticed a hole in the fence, made it a little bit bigger, put some food out there. This morning the goats came through the hole in the fence and the men from Tinton Falls closed up the fence so now they can't back onto the Parkway, thank God."
Bergmann said the next step is to "try and lure the goats into a barn with food or another goat and then hopefully catch them," and take them away.
He isn't sure how the goats got to the Parkway but said they were first noticed on the southbound side.
"About a month ago they got across somehow without getting killed," he said.