Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Goats Flight

I used to ride the bus to an office building downtown. I got off the bus at Hill Street, and walked up the steps next to Angels Flight. I am quite sad that my commute no longer takes me that way, as I am missing walking past goats grazing on the Angels Flight hill:
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.

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