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Friday, July 13, 2007


'Goats will be doing yard work at the University of Washington's Bothell campus this week.

The university is bringing in the animals as an environmentally friendly way to control weeds. It joins Seattle City Light and King County in the use of goats to remove weeds without pesticides or the use of fuel-powered equipment.

Goats from Vashon-based Rent-A-Ruminant will be on campus this week. Other goats from Edwall-based Healing Hooves will come to campus later this summer. The university said it is considering housing its own goats full time.'

---seattle post-intelligencer---