Llandudno goat selfie warning from coastguard

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GoatsImage source, Lansdowne House
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Goats enjoyed the run of Llandudno during lockdown

Tourists have been warned against taking selfies with goats on cliffs in a Welsh seaside town.

Llandudno Coastguard said it had received reports of people putting themselves in danger on the Great Orme headland to view the goats up close.

The goats attracted attention worldwide when they roamed freely through the town in lockdown, but have returned to explore the area's rocky outcrops.

The coastguard said the goats are safe and urged people to stay away.

The wild herd of about 122 Kashmiri goats spend most of their time on the cliffs of the Great Orme, a county park and nature reserve in Conwy county, but have been known to frequent the town during bad weather.

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The curious goats have been spotted eating flowers and hedges in gardens

"The goats are safe, they aren't trapped and are just exploring a new part of the Great Orme," said the coastguard.

"We urge you not to place yourselves in danger to view the goats and to stay on Marine Drive where it is safe and a great vantage point to see the goats."

Image source, Lisa Fisher
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The goats have been spotted all around Llandudno town, even lying in the road
Image source, Lansdowne House
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No guests, just goats at this hotel in Llandudno during lockdown
Image source, Llandudno Coastguard
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The goats are safe and are not trapped, said the coastguard

Andrew Murgatroyd from Llandudno's coastguard team told BBC Radio Wales Breakfast there were around 120 of the "very famous" goats across the Orme and a small group have made their way onto a rocky ledge just above the sea.

"It's been causing some people concern and they've been going down trying to move them on and some people going down to take pictures and putting themselves at risk," he said.