This is a mop-up operation with a better chance of success. Wanted: 1 goat herder, 30 goats at O’Hare Int’l Airport: EXCLUSIVE:
She says the city is looking at a pilot program of getting 30 goats to eat the grass and weeds in one, hard-to-mow area just east of Mannheim.
"They may have steep slopes, very hard to get to with heavy machinery, and those machines also emit pollution," Malick explains. "They're burning fossil fuel. So as a sustainability initiative we're looking to bring in animals that do not have emissions associated with them, at least to the same extent that heavy machinery would."
Malick says the goats would be outside the security fence surrounding the airport so there's no chance they'd wander onto the runways....
... May have to train them.
... Let the goat jokes begin.