Sure footing and healthy appetites make goats a key part of wildfire prevention in Southern California. And, after months of rainfall, the table is set for them to chow down.
It's one of the stories we're featuring today on NBCLA.
After Months of Wet Weather, Firefighting Goats Are in Demand
On average, it takes about one month for 10 goats to clear an acre of vegetation. It's one of the reasons why firefighting agencies in California deploy them on the front lines of wildfire prevention. Click here to see the goat brigade in action.
Local news from across Southern California
Man Arrested in 1976 Murder of Woman Who Vanished From Restaurant
A 66-year-old former Marine accused of killing a woman in Orange County 43 years ago faces an extradition hearing Friday in Louisiana. Investigators chalked up advances in DNA technology to the arrest of Eddie Lee Anderson in the killing of 30-year-old Leslie Penrod Harris in May 1976. Click here for updates.
More Than 130 Dogs Found Inside Orange Home
Animal control officer is hazardous materials suits removed 136 dogs found living in filthy conditions with a couple at an Orange home. It started with an anonymous tip about a possible case of animal cruelty. Click here for updates.
Check Out These Free or Cheap Things to Do in LA
Start June off the right way this weekend. We have a list of free and cheap things going on around Southern California.