She isn't like normal goats. She doesn't roam around with her herd all day. She prefers to socialize with humans and get rubbed and massaged. And once in a while nibble at clothes.
Her name is Panchita.
With a chiming bell around her neck, the one-and-a-half-year-old goat rubs her head against Javier Onaindia's hand, calling his attention to feed her more trail mix.
Panchita is the leader of 300 goats currently nibbling at brush and weeds next to Golden Empire Transit headquarters on Golden State Avenue. She and her herd will be in town until the end of the week.
"Panchita is the boss," Onaindia said with a laugh. He is the owner of J.O. Goat Co. and has brought his goats to Bakersfield for the past three years.
GET bus has used this eco-friendly alternative to brush thinning because it's better for the environment and it's also cheaper.
Gina Hayden, marketing and business development manager of GET, said the company purchased the lot next to the office and knew they would have to spray chemicals to keep the weeds from growing so tall and to prevent fire hazards.
That was the plan until they found out about Onaindia's goat company.
"They eat everything pretty much down to the dirt and for the past years, the weeds don't come in as tall any more because of them so it's a positive thing," Hayden said.
Panchita even tried to eat Hayden's pink floral skirt -- more than once.
Spraying the nine acres of land with weed killer would cost GET $5,000, but the goats only cost $1,000 for the time they are there.
Onaindia and his goats travel up and down California year round; he has about 800 goats. Although he has only been herding goats for three years, he has always been involved in working with animals.
"In Spain I used to herd sheep and do the same thing I do here but on a smaller scale," Onaindia said as he went after Panchita, who tried to escape from the area.
Another pack of 300 goats is now at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Ventura County. The pack in Bakersfield will move to Delano when finished.
"A lot of these counties that now call me prefer to clear their weeds the natural way and not spray chemicals that can harm a community's health," Onaindia said. "So if me and my goats can help the environment, we will keep going."