Chicago airport gets goats

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/trave...ed:+rss/cnn_travel+(RSS:+Travel)&utm_content=

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    Have you herd? Goats are now scheduled to land at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for a meal and some landscaping.

    The city's aviation authority wasn't kidding Wednesday when they announced a two-year contract for "sustainable vegetation management grazing services" with Central Commissary Holdings.
    Twenty-five to 30 of the four-legged creatures will chow down on 120 acres of foliage at the airport, including space along creeks and hilly areas too hard and expensive to maintain using other methods, a press release said.

    To ensure the animals don't try to head butt a 747 they will be separated from the airfield by security fencing, remain supervised while on airport property, and spend evenings in a nearby transport trailer.

    The curse of the Billy Goat may have haunted the Chicago Cubs for decades, but the airport believes embracing the animals will save money, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and cut down on toxic herbicides.

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    no concerns about 'goat emissions'? :)
     
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  4. Awesome information its really impressive
     

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