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Published:July 22nd, 2011 11:23 EST
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City Of Boise Uses 600 Goats To Clear Weeds From Reserve

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Officials in an Idaho city said they are employing a team of 600 goats to eat weeds in a 680-acre nature reserve.

Julia Grant with the city of Boise said the project at the Polecat Gulch Reserve is the first time goats have been used by the city for landscaping, KTVB-TV, Boise, reported Thursday."

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When folks think outside the box, great results generally ensue.

Employing goats to eat weeds is a win-win situation, the goats love eating anything including weeds, and the city of Boise saves a ton of money.

Many undocumented workers gravitate to landscaping jobs, the city doesn`t have to risk breaking the law by using goats to do the landscaping.

Goats can access places that humans can only get to with an ATV -- the city doesn`t have to worry about getting sued by a landscaper who rolled over in his ATV.

Goats rock! If goats could type, my editor might replace me with a goat.

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