1. Wednesday, September 10, 2008

    Goats in downtown LA! Angels Flight, 4th street and Broadway Hill 








    from the Times:

    Leaders of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency hired 100 goats to nibble away thick weeds on a steep slope at the corner of 4th and Hill streets, next to the Angels Flight funicular.

    Agency officials said the goats were cheaper and more environmentally friendly than two-legged brush-clearers armed with gasoline-powered weed-whackers.

    And they are much more fun to watch, downtown office workers and other passersby quickly decided, as the animals fanned out over the 45-degree slope and chowed down.

    They ruled and everyone had smiles everyone. They seemed to love eating the trees the most.

    More photos here.