Friday, September 12, 2008

Goats in Downtown L.A.?

In the past, we've posted on "green" lawn care. But the city of Los Angeles has gone one step further. The Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency recently hired 100 goats to clear away brush on a steep downtown slope.

The goats are cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than weed-whackers. And it seems they were quite an attraction, too, as passers-by snapped photos and stopped to watch. Furthermore, goat keeper George Gonzales said his (goat) "crew would work long hours over the next week to 10 days, 'won't collect a pension or charge for working overtime and won't call in sick.'"

Photo credit: Brian Vander Brug, Los Angeles Times

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