Goats galore in Mercer Island resident's yard

The goats in Matt Parkinson
The goats in Matt Parkinson's yard on 91st Avenue S.E. became a neighborhood attraction Friday afternoon.
— image credit: Brita Moore/Staff photo

Matt Parkinson, who lives on 91st Avenue S.E. on Mercer Island, hired some help to clean up his yard over the next several weeks. Instead of hiring human helpers, Parkinson decided to let goats do the task.

The goats arrived on Friday, June 8, becoming the neighborhood hotspot for the afternoon.

Parkinson said that he'd really needed to clean up his yard, which slopes over a hillside looking over Lake Washington, and goats were a creative option.

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