Davis homeowner finds multiple goats on their roof

Aug 22, 2022, 10:32 AM | Updated: 7:27 pm

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Animal control officers might expect to deal with a dog issue, but one in Davis County got a surprise — a house with goats.

The animals also came as a surprise to the homeowner.

“It never ceases to amaze me the things that you’ll come across in real estate,” said Paden Anderson, a real estate expert.

The two-story house in Farmington recently hit the market.

“We haven’t had a shortage of interest on that property,” Anderson said.

It isn’t the covered patio, location or square footage that’s getting attention. An accessory, or a handful of them, that wasn’t included in the listing caught someone’s eye.

“I got a call late Saturday night, it was like 9:20,” Anderson said. “It was Animal Patrol saying, ‘Hey, we’re at the property. There’s goats on the roof; we need to get them off.”

A tribe of goats had made themselves at home.

They took “life elevated,” literally.

“Goats, they always seem to make their way to the tallest point,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the seller didn’t live on the property. The goats belonged to the previous tenants who rented the house.

“They had somebody scheduled to come pick up the animals, and I guess apparently they never showed up.”

He said the owner thought the goats had been re-homed. Instead they were attending their own open house.

A Davis County animal control officer rounded them up.

“They’re safe and sound now,” Anderson said.

Anderson said he’s open to the idea of selling a packaged deal to potential buyers.

“We’ll definitely have to ask them now and see if they want some new goats with their home,” he said.

The house is under contract. Whether the goats are sold with it is still in question.

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