- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder is using cows to control an invasive grass that has spread near the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

The Daily Camera (https://bit.ly/1FYzWwS) reports that 70 pairs of cows and their calves were driven into the area Tuesday to eat tall oatgrass for about two hours. Hikers were surprised but delighted by the glimpse of the Old West in their city.

One bull got separated from the herd because of an injury but was later tracked down. A calf which was seen being carried by one of the cowboys on his horse was later reported to have died of exhaustion.

The cattle will remain on site for several weeks, and the exercise will be repeated at the same time in following years until the tall oatgrass has been defeated.

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Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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