Goats hired to take care of landscaping at Chicago airport

If you’re headed to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in June, watch out for a herd of, er, goats. Slated to provide “sustainable vegetation management grazing services” in a two-year $100,000 contract awarded to a Chicago-based company, they’ll be grazing on weeds and invasive plants on the 120 acres or so weedy grounds there.

The arragement will supposedly save the airport hefty landscape maintenance costs for fuel, labour, herbicides and miscellaneous equipment. Here’s hoping the hooved ones will at least get ear plugs or some sort of sound protection for their sonic welfare.

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