BERKELEY HILLS (KCBS) — Berkeley Lab’s annual goat herding through the hills above Centennial Drive delayed traffic briefly Friday afternoon, but drivers were treated to an impressive show as hundreds of goats raced across traffic lanes to continue chomping their way through the tinder-dry Berkeley Hills.
The goats are an environmentally friendly and extremely effective way of control weeds.READ MORE: Possible Driver Medical Emergency Leads To SUV Crash in Rohnert Park
The laboratory uses goat herders every year for this purpose, but it hasn’t always been caught on camera quite so spectacularly.READ MORE: UPDATE: 1st U.S. Case Of COVID Omicron Variant Confirmed In San Francisco
The Berkeley Lab communication department posted the video to Facebook, saying, “Goats gone wild! We utilize goats at the lab in order to keep our grasses short and reduce fire hazards. In this video the goats are being herded (wait for dog at end) to the tree laden hill just below our Blackberry Gate.”MORE NEWS: Facebook Uncovers Massive Network To Spread COVID Misinformation
David Stein, from Berkeley Lab shared this video with CBS. (Music added, from Freddie Brown)