Chris Moody of Yahoo! News rode with the four-legged landscapers to the Congressional Cemetery, where 71 House members and 19 senators, among others, are buried.
A little more background from Fox News:
A small herd of goats arrived Wednesday at the 35-acre site, in the shadows of Capitol Hill, to gnaw away at Kudzu and other underbrush so dense it is strangling trees that threaten to topple onto headstones.
Paul Williams, president of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery, said the goats are being used as an eco-friendly and cost-efficient alternative to machines or pesticide, considering the cemetery rests on the banks of the Anacostia River.
From the “tweets that sound dirty but aren’t” file:
NSFW RT @FamousDC: Goats are so hot right now.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 7, 2013
That’s so true. Here are some photos of the “eco-goats”:
— Charles Dharapak (@Dharapak) August 7, 2013
— Caitlin MacNeal (@caitlinmacneal) August 7, 2013
— Melanie Alnwick (@fox5melanie) August 7, 2013
Moody paid the price for covering this story:
I got hit with poison ivy while chasing goats around the Congressional Cemetery. WORTH IT.
— Chris Moody (@moody) August 7, 2013
Just one question: We’re not trying to start any trouble in Washington, D.C., but are these union goats? Asking for some friends.