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To Tackle an Invasive Weed, Bringing In the Hooved Pros



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"On a sweltering afternoon on Staten Island, the New York City parks department unveiled its latest weapon in the war on phragmites, an invasive weed that chokes the shoreline: goats. Twenty Anglo-Nubians, to be exact. With names like Mozart, Haydn and Van Goat, and with floppy ears and plaintive bleats, they did not seem fearsome. But on Thursday they were already munching inexorably through the long pale leaves in the first phase of a wetland restoration at what will soon be Freshkills Park."
 
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(The cost of renting the goats from Larry Cihanek of Rhinebeck, N.Y., is $20,625 for the six weeks.)



DANG, if I could get paid $20K to get free feed for my animals...

Of course, he probably has to spend an extra $30K dealing with gov paperwork....
 
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