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New York area hires different 'kids' to landscape: goats

New York area hires different 'kids' to landscape: goats
Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 20:35:58-04

A new vegetation team is on the job in Long Island, New York. The "kids" are hard at work cleaning overgrown weeds and brush.

"They eat everything. They eat poison ivy and don't get sick," said Doreen Pennica with Old Bethpage Restoration Village.

The six, four-legged weed eaters can consume about four pounds of vegetation a day. And goats don't leave behind harmful chemicals like herbicides that can seep into the ground.

So, how are the goats doing?

"The work is probably an 'A'. But then you have to factor in their behavior, so I would bring it down to a 'B' because sometimes they can be a little troublesome," said Peter Barbato, farms supervisor, before quickly adding, "I'm just kidding. Give them an 'A'."

This story originally reported by Keith Lopez on pix11.com.