Goats and three sheep will take over the runway mitigation site at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport tomorrow to test their skills at removing invasive plants.
Normally a five-person crew keeps invasive plants in check. The goats and sheep will hopefully assist with hard-to-reach areas, Sea-Tac airport operator The Port of Seattle says in a statement.
Weed work certainly bodes better for animals than the last time goats hung out at the airport. Nepal Airlines sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, after having technical problems with one of their Boeing 757 aircraft last year. The ghosts were slaughtered in front of the plane at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
The port, which must maintain about 180 acres of land, contracted the goats through small business Goat Trimmers.
(No word if the animals picture above are the breed that will be used at Sea-Tac. Also, image is from the National Geographic Society)