Friday, April 17, 2015

California rural homeowners hiring goats to clear brush and keep properties safe during fire season

As drought-plagued California enters what could be the worst fire season on record, rural homeowners are renting goats to safe-proof their properties, George Warren reports for KXTV News 10 in Sacramento. Goat farmer Roy Austin said "each goat eats roughly 10 pounds of vegetation per day. If kept in a confined area, they will clear even stubborn brush down to bare dirt."  (Read more) (Warren photo: Rented goats clear a 40-acre property in El Dorado County on Thursday)

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