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The Goats Have Arrived! SFO Shuttles in 600 Extra Helpers for Fire Control

The annual-- and unique-- weed abatement program is again underway at SFO airport near San Bruno.

Goats chow down on vegetation near San Francisco International Airport.  Photo courtesy: Robert Riechel
Goats chow down on vegetation near San Francisco International Airport. Photo courtesy: Robert Riechel
The Peninsula's seasonal four-legged residents are back in town to once more help clear brush and weeds outside San Francisco International Airport.

A herd of goats was ushered into town on June 3, according to SFO Spokesman Doug Yakel.  There are about 600 this year.

The will be in town for about two weeks, he said.

Their main job is to help create a fire break near the airport by munching away at the vegetation.  The program has been running for the last decade. 
 
San Bruno Patch Contributor Robert Riechel shared some images of this year's goats on his blog posting here.

Check out the attached 2013 YouTube video for more on these goats, courtesy of San Francisco International Airport.
 
 


 
Robert Riechel June 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM
thanks Renee
Renee Schiavone June 12, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Thanks for letting us know the goats are back!
Leda June 15, 2014 at 02:33 PM
Love it! No poisons or weed killers! This is the way to go for sure!
Julian B Duron June 15, 2014 at 03:47 PM
This concept really works. While working for the City of Los Angeles (30 yrs) a lot of property owners (vacant land lots) used goats on empty lots for removal of overgrowth of grass and weeds. (City or County would fine them for overgrowth) A few weeks of feeding and company picked up goats and moved on to next lot.

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