Goat report: not b-a-a-a-d
Kamloops herd of weed-whacking goats appears to be working well in Kenna Cartwright Park.
The city brought in several hundred on July 9 to eat dalmation toadflax, an invasive weed found in the nature park.
The goats are an alternative to the usual hand-pulling methods used in the area.
So far, the city says the goats have visibly reduced the weed’s presence in the park, and have apparently not damaged any of the sensitive plant species present in the area.
Perhaps not surprisingly, they’re also getting along well with park users.
Measurements will be taken once the goats have been herded out, to see just how effective the pilot project was.
During its time in Kamloops, the herd — owned by Alberta-based Rocky Ridge Vegetation Control — has also expanded, thanks to the birth of a few bouncing baby goats.