Vandalised gate leads to missing goats. Have you seen them?

It’s thought some of the goats from Ventnor Downs may have escaped after the gates were vandalised at the weekend.

gates vandalised on ventnor downs

Last weekend mindless vandals smashed up the gate to Ventnor Downs and National Trust (NT) rangers, who look after the after believe that some of the goats may have escaped.

They posted an appeal on social media yesterday saying,

“Have you seen our goats? Over the weekend some vandalism occurred to gates on Ventnor Downs and we think a few goats may have escaped.”

Speaking to Robin from the NT, he added that the goats should be on either Coombe Bottom or Bonchurch Down – if you see them on Wroxall Down or Luccombe Down where the heather is do please let the rangers know.

Here’s what the goats look like:

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One of the Ventnor goats

Get in touch
If you see the goats wandering around, please leave them be and let the NT ranger know you’ve spotted them by calling 01983 741020.

Please also get in touch with the Rangers or Police (call 101) if you witnessed or know anything about the vandalism.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 11:35am



Filed under: Island-wide, Isle of Wight News, South Wight, Top story, Ventnor

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