A herd of goats of unclear origin showed up dangerously close to traffic Wednesday morning near the Caldecott Tunnel in the East Bay. As ABC 7 reports, they were likely there as part of ongoing fire abatement efforts, grazing nearby hillsides, and they required moving by the CHP, to prevent any getting injured.
But NBC Bay Area reports that one goat did suffer an injury of some kind, though there were no reports of cars striking any goats.
It appears that a group of about 50 goats became separated from a larger herd of about 100 other goats, with the former ending up beside the westbound lanes of the freeway on the Berkeley side of the tunnel, while the herd was seen "wandering around between the tunnel along the access road next to the eastbound side of Highway 24."
California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Wilkenfeld tells the station "One way or another, they got rogue," and they made a "great escape" onto the roadway around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Apparently the goats were all still out there munching away as of later this morning.