No Kidding: Goats Mow Google Lawns

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted May 2, 2009 5:24 AM CDT
Goats numbering more than 625 attack weeds on the Ladd Reeves ranch north of Palmer, Neb., Sept. 5, 2008, as part of a goat grazing demonstration hosted by the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition.   (AP Photo/Bill Wolf)
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(Newser) – Google has hired 200 low-carbon goats to graze away dry fire-hazard brush at its Northern California campus, taking a bite out of two environmental threats at once, reports CNET. "The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie,” says a Google official. “It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers."
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