California is considering using goats to clear underbrush to help prevent wildfires.

As a former farm kid from Kentucky, I can tell you that this makes sense in a lot of ways, Everyone knows that goats and sheep will trim plants all the way to the dirt if you leave them some place for too long.

But I’m also thinking that these guys probably will not find enough goats to do this effectively, plus they don’t realize how much effort it is to manage them.

Not to mention that if you pet a billy goat, your hand will stink horribly for the the rest of the day.

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