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Goats will feast on a St. Paul park this summer to keep it groomed

Take a picture and carry on – these adorable goats have work to do.

A bunch of goats will be spending the summer working at Indian Mounds Regional Park in St. Paul.

And by working, we mean eating.

The 30 goats come from Goat Dispatch in Faribault. The company sends out herds of goats to chow brush and invasive plant species.

According to the City of St. Paul, the animals will start at 3 p.m. on Monday. For their first job in St. Paul, the animals will feast along the bluff edge of Indian Mounds Park. They'll be free to graze within a fenced-in area.

Why goats?

First off, they're environmentally friendly. They eat everything, so you don't have to worry about using fuel-powered equipment or plant poison.

Also, they can navigate steep terrain a lot better than a person using heavy machinery.

And they eat a lot. GoMN visited Goat Dispatch last year, and owner Jake Langeslag said each animal can eat a garbage bag full of greens a day.

What to do if you see them?

Just watch – and maybe snap a photo or two because they're adorable – but mostly let the goats be.

They have a job to do.

The animals have previously worked in Minnetonka, Cottage Grove, Rochester, Hudson and plenty of other places.

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