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Lab Goats Make Brief Detour Through Bevatron Lot on Monday

The Lab’s goats — brought onsite every year to help reduce vegetation and limit fire hazards on the hillsides — broke free of their enclosure on Monday and paraded through the Bevatron parking lot before being quickly rounded up and put back to pasture. The video of their brief escape was captured by Lorraine Dowling of Protective Services. Employees are reminded that the fences that pen the goats are electrified, so they shouldn’t be touched.

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  1. The goats appeared to be in trouble :-). Too cute, I love the goats.

  2. Christel says:

    I agree with Mathilda – great job Lorraine -Thanks!

  3. So cute! And this explains the presence of fertilizer pellets all over the Bevatron parking area. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Awesome! And great camera work, as well… a very steady shot.

  5. Tennessee Gock says:

    Delightful! Thank you for making my day! Bravo to the goats and the goatherder! They are a part of the Lab family doing a great job of fire protection.

  6. Toooo Cute! 🙂

  7. Mathilda says:

    I’d like to nominate Lorraine Dowling for a lab “Oscar” for her short film on the lab goats, two thumbs up. Loved it!

  8. Goat season is my favorite time of year at the Lab.

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