Goats Used as Firefighting Asset in Berkeley

Jul 13, 2015 at 5:10 pm |
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In Berkeley, California, goats are being used to keep grass short to prevent wild fires.

Not only are goats adorable, they’re now badass, crisis-fighting machines. According to the Berkeley Lab, “We utilize goats at the lab in order to keep our grasses short and reduce fire hazards.”


In a video that has since gone viral, the large herd of goats can be seen causing quite a traffic jam as they cross the road near the lab. Watch the video below!

Goats Gone Wild at Berkeley LabGoats gone wild!We utilize goats at the lab in order to keep our grasses short and reduce fire hazards. In this video the goats are being herded (wait for dog at end) to the tree laden hill just below our Blackberry Gate.Video: David Stein, Berkeley Lab employeeGoats: Goats R Us Company

Posted by Berkeley Lab on Friday, June 12, 2015

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This video has us wondering: What’s next for goats? Will the model used by the Berkeley Lab be mimicked in other parts of California, where wildfires are a constant threat to the environment and urban areas, especially in Southern California? For goats, it really appears as if the sky is the limit.

GOAT STAMPEDE! This is too cool.