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Belmont Goats suffering health problems from too much junk food

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland’s famous Belmont Goats are having stomach issues, with caretakers finding scraps of food, some if it junk food, thrown over the fence.

Christopher Frankonis, who is co-owner of the herd, said he most recently found ears of corn, watermelon, and even marshmallows in the goats’ pen.

“Because there’s this myth out there that goats can eat anything, and will eat anything, I think that becomes this notion in some people’s heads that it’s ok to feed them stuff,” said Frankonis.

As a result, some of the goats have had digestive issues, Frankonis said, which prompted him to put up more signs asking the public not to feed the goats.

The goat herd gained local fame after a developer used the animals to clear a two acre plot of land near SE 10th and Belmont in 2010. 

The Belmont Goats were relocated to the Lents neighborhood last October.

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