Who runs the world? Goats! This time on some NYC subway tracks.
I never knew the animals were so egoatistical, but they can't seem to stay out of the headlines.
Earlier this month, goats had escaped and taken over a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho. And now, on Monday, two goats were found grazing on subway tracks in New York City.
The goats were spotted along the N line in Brooklyn between Fort Hamilton Parkway and the 8th Avenue stop around 11 a.m.
Around 1 p.m., the MTA had successfully tranquilized and captured them.
The MTA kept the public updated on the incident via Twitter.
A new one for us (we think): Two goats are roaming along the N line tracks in Brooklyn. They’re safe and not curren… https://t.co/CSx9ln4IrU— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask.) 1534778625.0
Two very baaaaad boys. https://t.co/3fcb9QCxGh— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask.) 1534779235.0
Southbound N trains are running on the D line from 36 St to Coney Island Stillwell Av while the NYPD safely retriev… https://t.co/4OI2iKAEYr— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask.) 1534782076.0
The goats have been removed from the tracks by NYPD, and service is resuming. We thank ewe for your patience.— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask.) 1534785020.0
The goats managed to choose their grazing spot in an area that was shut down for station rehabilitation. Luckily, they also somehow avoided the third rail during their meal.
Comedian Jon Stewart, along with his wife, Tracey, picked up the goats and brought them to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glenn, NY, of which they are loyal supporters.
Meredith Turner-Smith of the sanctuary said,
"There, they will receive medical examinations and the world-class, individualized care,"
Just like with other goat-related incidents, the internet found it udderly hilarious and couldn't stop kidding around.
@NYCTSubway I think you mean they’re on the lam— Shankar Mukherji (@Shankar Mukherji) 1534779169.0
@NYCTSubway @kylegriffin1 Damn kids— Bennyminusjets (@Bennyminusjets) 1534779603.0
@Bennyminusjets @NYCTSubway @kylegriffin1 They dared each other. 'Ewe go first!' 'No, ewe!'— craic'd (@craic'd) 1534781280.0
Some people found that this was a prime time to join the billyons and pick on their beloved city and not-so-loved transportation system.
@NYCTSubway Seems like anything can run in the subway expect trains.— Kevin Collymore (@Kevin Collymore) 1534778758.0
@NYCTSubway Are they running on time though?— Mark Beattie (@Mark Beattie) 1534780446.0
@DomMarie @NYCTSubway @kylegriffin1 Now that's prob the best tweet from the @MTA in my NYC history— Jon Theriault (@Jon Theriault) 1534781160.0
@NYCTSubway Those goats got more care and consideration in an hour than any New Yorker using the train has for the last 18 years.— Drake's Accent Coach🇧🇧🇬🇩 (@Drake's Accent Coach🇧🇧🇬🇩) 1534782159.0
Subway riders: You goat to be kidding me 🐐 https://t.co/SJjPzlOvBA— Ali Warshavsky (@Ali Warshavsky) 1534780144.0
Pizza rat. Subway goat. New York is the greatest city in the world. https://t.co/4phVbPzPcd— Laarni Ragaza (@Laarni Ragaza) 1534780176.0
THIS is the only reason I want to be late because of the subway. If a conductor says “we are being held because of… https://t.co/hQfkWUqzpC— Lauren (@Lauren) 1534779941.0
scoreboard update, NYC Subway edition: Goats: 2 Air ventilation: 0 https://t.co/TYZFdr9c7r— evan romano (@evan romano) 1534779031.0
There are goats on the subway tracks today. Because sometimes you need both a moment of levity *and* to continue no… https://t.co/XZFeOOEaWr— Evan Simko-Bednarski (@Evan Simko-Bednarski) 1534779014.0