HINGHAM (CBS) – A Hingham police sergeant got a visit from a few curious members of the community while on patrol Saturday.

Sgt. Steven Dearth saw several goats while patrolling Black Rock Drive.

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When Dearth got out to take a picture of the stray animals, they strolled over to his cruiser and began sniffing around.

Residents told Dearth the goats live in a pen at a golf course nearby and are used to eat weeds and poison ivy. They apparently got loose from their pen.

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Employees eventually brought the goats back to the golf course.