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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

“Goats Downtown?”

posted by on August 26 at 15:56 PM

Slog tipper Kristi writes:

There is a fairly large herd of actual GOATS hanging out in the I-5 greenway by Pine St. and Boren, below the new dog park (down about 1 block west from the Baltic Room). Seriously! I can see them from my office. There is a also a collie going nuts because I think they are inspiring his/her natural herding instinct. Do you know the back story on this??

I do not, but I love actual goats. If anyone has any info, please share.

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Goats are great for clearing brush, because they'll eat anything. I hear the UW uses a service called Rent a Ruminator. The city might have gotten a clue and done the same thing.

Posted by Emily | August 26, 2008 4:01 PM

Sorry, that's Rent-a-Ruminant.

Posted by Emily | August 26, 2008 4:04 PM

you can rent goats to clear hillsides. they eat anything and can deal with steep slopes pretty easily

Posted by bumble | August 26, 2008 4:05 PM

I love this, all of it

Posted by Non | August 26, 2008 4:11 PM
Posted by cochise. | August 26, 2008 4:12 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | August 26, 2008 4:13 PM

They use those on hillsides in the Bay Area pretty often. I love goats, they're weird and awesome.

Posted by Dougsf | August 26, 2008 4:14 PM

A Charlie's Produce truck almost ran me over in front of The Stranger offices this morning. If not for my cat-like reflexes I would have been killed.

The SDOT guys that saw it all were very impressed.

Posted by monkey | August 26, 2008 4:15 PM

More goats please.

Posted by elswinger | August 26, 2008 4:16 PM

Will in Seattle is setting up a round of speed dating.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 26, 2008 4:23 PM

City Light has used goats to clear brush around the sub-stations for many years. The kids love it. Maybe the parks department (or whomever is in charge of that) is following their lead?

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | August 26, 2008 4:34 PM

Goats taste good.

Posted by BBQ | August 26, 2008 5:00 PM

@ 12: Yes. They have goat tacos at Taco Gringos sometimes that are fucking excellent. Stay away from the tongue, though. They make it funny.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | August 26, 2008 5:15 PM

is it me or are @8 and @10 courting non-sequitur status?
or is there some slog private joke going on that i dont get?

Posted by onion | August 26, 2008 5:16 PM

I think you're only allowed to keep 1 or 2 in the city per household.

Goats that is.

You can have lots of goat tacos, though.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 26, 2008 5:20 PM

@10: I laughed. Oh, it's sequitur, all right.

Posted by Fnarf | August 26, 2008 5:25 PM

Slog Censor,

@14 is off-comment! Quick, delete that comment, before all of our irony-challenged brains begin to hurt!

And no, I don't feel like letting it go.

Posted by The Incredible Sulk | August 26, 2008 5:26 PM

and 1 pot-bellied pig per household, pig fuckers. them's the rules!

Posted by max solomon | August 26, 2008 5:27 PM

Off-topic, that is. It was off-topic!


Quick, Slog Censor! Save us all from the Meta Menace!

And no, I don't feel like letting it go.

Posted by The Incredible Sulk | August 26, 2008 5:29 PM

The Goats album "Tricks of the Shade" was an excellent alt-rap album for sure. I think they are in town promoting a new album.

Posted by bobcat | August 26, 2008 5:37 PM

Laughing at the collie.

Posted by STJA | August 26, 2008 5:50 PM

This was the BEST part of my day! Watching the goats on the hillside! And the Collie and the other dogs goin CRAZY! More Goats, Seattle!

Posted by flinga | August 26, 2008 8:52 PM

You love goats? Have you ever looked a goat in the eyes? Goats are pure evil in corporeal form. That's why the dogs were going crazy.

Posted by Hoyt Clagwell | August 26, 2008 9:24 PM

Sorry, yes, completely non-sequitur.

I was thinking in my head when I posted that comment, "speaking of hot-tips... I WAS ALMOST FUCKING HIT BY A TRUCK IN FRONT OF THE STRANGER OFFICES."

That's all.

Posted by monkey | August 26, 2008 9:51 PM

I saw those goats (or similar goats) on a hillside by seatac airport today.

Posted by copkuncrop | August 26, 2008 10:55 PM

Saw the goats just below the dog park above I-5 between Pine and Pike. They rock!

Posted by Sean | August 26, 2008 11:03 PM

They're still there. I just passed the heard on the way in to work this morning. Snapped some photos with my cell, cuz I love me some goats!!!

Posted by Dod | August 27, 2008 8:55 AM

I'm lucky I work just a couple blocks away! How often to I get to take my lunch outside and watch goats while I graze? I mean eat? :)

Posted by coffeeboss | August 27, 2008 9:43 AM

I'm sure the goats were just there to huck the gnar at the Mountain Bike Park.

Posted by dwight moody | August 27, 2008 11:51 AM

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