Mike’s goats travel in his car on their way to a lawn-mowing gig. Photo: Dayna Macy

Dayna Macy stepped out of her home in the Berkeley hills today and saw her neighbor Mike in his Mercedes, along with four goats. No big deal. Mike keeps the goats, and a few beehives, at his home and he was merely taking his four-legged pals to his friend’s bike shop where they would be put to work eating the grass behind the store.

Living lawn mowers are a fact of daily life in Berkeley, after all — if not the sight of them being transported in the family car.

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