Get your goat

April 21, 2015

 

A plane takes off as a goat grazes at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon April 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

A plane takes off as a goat grazes at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

Note: This is not a Portlandia sketch.

Oregon’s Portland International Airport has employed roughly 40 goats and a llama to clear (i.e., eat) invasive plant growth near the runway. The plants, apparently, are located in an area that’s not accessible for mowers. That, or someone in Oregon is just really into goats.

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Mares eat oats, and does eat oats, but little lambs eat ivy. A kid’ll eat ivy too …

We staked our goat in the middle of an intractable and large patch of poison ivy and that was the last we ever saw of that ivy.

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