29 July 2009

Enlisted goats?

I think this story is just plain cool. Utah Natty Guard? Bonus 5,000 Cool Points.

Creativity? Check. Mutually beneficial solution to a really big problem? Check. An answer that doens't involve heavy machinery, large sums of money or unproven technology? Check. 1,200 hungry and furry firefighters? Double check.

Jason Garn checks on his goats, which the Utah Army National Guard is using to create a firebreak on Camp Williams, near Salt Lake City, Utah. The goats have proven their worth during more than one fire season by consuming brush that would fuel wildfires. Photo credit Lt. Col. Hank McIntire

1 comment:

Kanani said...

I love goats. They're really cool.