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06/15/2015 05:41 am ET Updated Jun 15, 2015

Goats Invade Berkeley To Eat Brush And Prevent Wildfires

Drivers in Berkeley, California encountered an unusual traffic jam on Friday when the Berkeley Lab released hundreds of goats.

"We utilize goats at the lab in order to keep our grasses short and reduce fire hazards," the lab posted on Facebook. "In this video the goats are being herded (wait for dog at end) to the tree laden hill just below our Blackberry Gate."

Goats gone wild!We utilize goats at the lab in order to keep our grasses short and reduce fire hazards. In this video...

Posted by Berkeley Lab on Friday, June 12, 2015

The footage was captured by lab employee David Stein.

For more images of the goats in action, including the obligatory images of goats in trees, check out Berkeleyside and The Daily Californian.

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