A WOMAN has told of her terror after a goat on the loose on a Bradford estate attacked her and her baby daughter.
She said it followed them through the woods, before trying to bite her nine-month-old daughter who was sitting in her pram.
The goat also tried to grab food out of shopping bags which were hanging from the pram’s handles.
When Ms Bailey tried to get the goat to leave her family alone, it butted her in the leg and jabbed her with its horns, leaving her with a considerable bruise on her leg.
They were saved when a mystery cyclist came to their rescue after they became lost trying to escape the goat, and managed to shoo the goat into a nearby field before guiding them out of the woods.
Ms Bailey said: “I was on a walk with my niece, our two babies who were in prams, my nine-year-old son and one of his friends, in Fagley Woods.
“It was there with some children, and but when we arrived it left them and walked with us for a bit before trying to eat everything in the bags on the pram.
“We had some shopping on the pram which is was trying to get at, and it also went to bite the babies.
“It butted me in the leg when I tried to scare it off which left me with a bruise.
“It was terrifying, and we tried to get rid of it but just ended up lost in the middle of the woods until a man saved us.
“The goat was vicious, it really went for my baby but luckily it didn’t get to her, the children were really scared and were screaming; it was getting in their faces which must have been terrifying for them.
“I don’t know who the man was who saved us, he literally just turned up on a bike, and then managed to get the goat into a field with some wire fencing around it and away from us, then helped us to get out of the woods. We were completely lost.
“If it hadn’t been for him we wouldn’t have managed to escape.”
Ms Bailey said something needed to be done about the roaming wildlife in Fagley, which was reported last week and also in May in the Telegraph & Argus.
“It needs taking away,” she said, “when it is ramming you and trying to bite your children it’s pretty scary.”
Last week, Ann Wallace told the Telegraph & Argus about the goat, which had been spotted roaming around Fagley along with two pigs.
She told of how the goat tried to butt her while she sat on a bench.
Mrs Wallace called for the RSPCA to take action and to move the stray animals out of the area and to a safer, more welcoming environment than Fagley estate.
She said the goat sometimes wandered into the road, and it was only a matter of time before it caused an accident.
An RSPCA spokesman said moving farm animals was not an easy process.
The spokesman said: “The RSPCA would only be able to move a farm animal such as a goat in circumstances where their welfare was compromised, due to the licensing rules surrounding the movement of livestock.
“We would recommend that if a goat is found running loose that a statutory body such as the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is called for advice in the first instance.”
Last week there were reports of two pigs roaming the streets in Fagley, which followed two other pigs which were spotted earlier this year.
The first pig, Leo, was rehomed in Derbyshire by a Manchester-based charity, but the others have yet to be rehomed or rescued, and continue to live wild near Fagley Woods.