Watch Hundreds of Goats Run Amok — For a Good Cause
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There’s a corner of the internet occupied by the wonderful world of goat videos. But did you know goats do more than just entertain us?
A lab supervisor explained it this way:
Grazing goats are utilized to consume the tall grasses, broom and weeds that might otherwise — in the event of a wildland fire — spread flames up into the treasured stands of trees on our acreage.”
This year, the event, which features animals brought in by the aptly-named Goats R Us featured 800 goats with a herder watching over them until the job, expected to last five or six weeks, is complete.
The video first appeared on the lab’s Facebook page and quickly caught fire from there (although, considering what the goats are doing, let’s hope that’s the only fire they’re involved in):