City turns to goat power

January 14, 2009 5:54:21 AM PST
They're weed eaters that don't burn gas.

The city of Mesa, Ariz., is turning to goats to clear weeds and brush on slopes near a water treatment plant.

Eco Goats is providing 80 animals for the project.

The first 10 started munching away earlier this month.

Officials note the site is difficult for mowers to navigate.

But the goats should do just fine.

And the goats will eat just about anything that looks like a plant.