Grazing goats are getting the go-ahead to keep munching on Pittsburgh's weeds and brush.
The City Council has given preliminary approval to a five-year deal with a nonprofit group that uses goats to reduce unwanted vegetation in parks and other city properties.
The Tribune-Review reports a final vote on the agreement with Allegheny GoatScape is expected Tuesday.
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City officials say goats are good at getting rid of poison ivy.
Public Works Director Mike Gable says they are also tireless workers -- eating day and night.
And he says residents like to both watch and photograph them.
The goats have a watchdog -- actually a donkey named Hobo, who protects them from other animals. They are also fenced in.