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OKLAHOMA CITY – A group of Oklahoma City Girl Scouts and the government of a nearby city have handed over landscaping duties to goats.

The Journal Record reports the American Institute for Goat Research at Langston University has loaned a small herd of goats to the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma to eat weeds and poison ivy that people would have a hard time cutting down by hand. The Girl Scouts have new property near the Oklahoma City Zoo.

The Oklahoma City suburb of Midwest City also has used goats to clear overgrowth on public property. Water recovery center manager Chris Thomas says goats can reach where machines can’t.

Goats have also gone to work in official capacities outside the U.S., including in Portugal to help trim vegetation ahead of wildfire season.

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