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Haven't You Herd? Brush-Clearing Goats Help To Beautify Downtown

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — They will literally work for food.

Not only that, they aren't noisy like lawnmowers, don't emit gas (well, the kind that pollutes anyway) and they don't take coffee breaks.

About 120 goats were hired Saturday to help clean up and beautify downtown. The goats took over, and ate their weight in gold, in an area near Angels Flight Railway.

This isn't the goats' first time at the rodeo (technically from 4th and Hill to Olive), and as effective as they are clearing the brush, it will surely not be their last.

According to Environmental Land Management, the four-legged weed whackers are employed when terrain is too steep or hilly for humans or too inconvenient or overrun with vegetation for a lawnmower.

Plus, they also say goats can eat about 15-percent of their body weight and spend most of the day eating...in other words, they're like teenagers, minus the attitude.

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