SMITH ISLAND, Md. — An island for sale in Chesapeake Bay comes with its residents— a herd of about 30 goats.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Bob Bradshaw says the 55-acre enclave is listed at $1.5 million — down from the original asking price of $15 million a decade ago. The Bradshaw family has owned Goat Island since 1956.

Bradshaw says he doesn’t know how the goats ended up on the island but says they appeared sometime after his grandfather, Aaron Bradshaw, became the owner. Islands around the Eastern Shore of Maryland have been used for centuries as natural livestock pens.

The property is accessible only by boat but does have electricity. Zoning laws would allow up to two structures to be built.


Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/

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