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They're Back! Weed-Chewing Goats Return to Downtown L.A.

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They're eco-friendly, cost-effective, and will work for food--literally.

For the second time in two years, goats were brought to the weed-choked hill that is Angels Knoll, a section of land owned by the Community Redevelopment Agency which runs from 4th and Hill to Olive Street. The hill is adjacent to Angels Flight, and overlooks Downtown landmark the Grand Central Market.

In September 2008 the CRA brought in the rented goats to the land. This year the goats were dropped off on Tuesday, and will stay the rest of the week, doing the same work as gas-powered weed whackers but minus the noise, fumes, and human labor.