Goats evacuated from small island in Murrells Inlet ahead of Hurricane Irma
Murrells Inlet, S.C. (WPDE) —
It wasn't easy, but a team was able to move the goats of Goat Island in Murrells Inlet to a safe location ahead of any possible impacts from Hurricane Irma.
The owners of Drunken Jack's, a nearby restaurant, put the goats there years ago.
The tradition of having goats on the island started more than 20 years ago, when a co-owner of Drunken Jack's restaurant found marijuana plants growing out on the island. He knew people wouldn't grow pot where there was a risk of it being eaten.
"So we put the goats there and they solved that problem for us," said Drunken Jack's owner Al Hitchcock in 2015.