Arbs goats munch to the beat of a different drummer

Goat in the Arnold Arboretum

For the second year, the Arnold Arboretum has turned to goats to beat back the weeds running roughshod over parts of its Peters Hill side. This week, three goats were unleashed in a fenced off overgrown area just up the path from the entrance at South and Bussey streets.

An arboretum worker says even more goats are on the way.

When we visited the goats this afternoon, one was hard at work eating weeds, while the other two lazed in the shade:

Goats

H/t Rachel Lerner for alerting us to the goats in our midst.

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    The entire Muddy River needs

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    The entire Muddy River needs a herd of them to go nom nom nom on the mighty phragmities.

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    TOTES

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    (n/t)

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    Wonder how long it'll take

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    Wonder how long it'll take for one of the goats to get murdered by the unleashed dogs yet again.

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    Goat wasn't killed last year

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    It survived and got better. Maybe you're thinking of the great blue heron some dogs ripped apart.

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