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Goats on Bunker Hill -- another Monday in downtown L.A.

September 8, 2008 | 12:30 pm


The denizens of the Bunker Hill high-rises can be excused from doing a double-take this morning as some new workers joined them in downtown Los Angeles. These workers are goats -- 100 of the bearded variety. The Community Redevelopment Agency brought the animals in the to chew on weeds and brush on a steep portion of Angels Knoll.

The Times' Bob Pool was there and will have a full report soon. But Bob says people came out of the subway exit at 4th and Hill to a sea of goats on the hill above. Many took out their cellphone cameras and snapped away.

Vicky Bravo, a student who lives near downtown Los Angeles, told Bob she intended to e-mail her photos around to friends. "My friends won't believe it unless they see it," she said.

Someone even suggested turning on the "Sound of Music" soundtrack.

Goat2_2 The goats will be in downtown for two weeks. According to the CRA, goats are cheaper for brush clearance than humans -- $3,000 compared with $7,500.

The goats are from Corona and will stay in downtown overnight, with a herdsman and private security, according to the CRA.

-- Shelby Grad