As planes took off and landed behind a fence one unusually warm April day at Portland International airport, a herd of goats lay basking in the sun, taking a nap break from their 24-hour job of chowing down on invasive plants.Obviously they aren't union members.
Soon afterwards though, the 40 Spanish and Kiko breed goats were back at work, using their hoofs [sic] to hold down blackberry brambles and their nimble lips and sharp back teeth to cut away unwanted foliage.Have we stumbled upon the filming of a Portlandia episode?
The airport took on the goats, watched over by a shepherdess and a protective brown llama named Monty, to clear a large patch of overgrown land just outside the airfield that is inaccessible to mowers.No, it's the age old story of man exploits goats;
The goats, owned by Portland company Goat Power LLC, are accustomed to traveling all over Oregon to clear weeds from vineyards, schools and private yards.They even have their own security;
While they work, Monty the llama keeps a watchful eye out for predators, ready to call out an alarm and able to kill a coyote with one kick.