August 8th, 2013
07:18 AM ET
5 years ago

Herd in D.C.: Goats at the cemetery

Washington (CNN) - There is a new grounds crew at the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington but these landscapers don't bring lawn mowers, just their appetites.

About 30 goats were released into an overgrown area adjacent to the cemetery on Wednesday and another trailer full were waiting to join them later.


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  1. Dixie

    lol this is crazy. What can you possibly say? Nut cases.

    August 8, 2013 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Put them in the House of Reps. At least the goats are doing what they're supposed to be doing.

    August 8, 2013 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    Nothing wrong feeding other Animals. They also create fertilizer and leave. God is every where, in all forms. So do not brag, nag. Energy savers too.

    August 8, 2013 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  4. Malory Archer


    lol this is crazy. What can you possibly say? Nut cases.


    Why? It doesn't spew fossil fuel fumes into the sky or create noise pollution, and goat droppings are great fertilizer! It's win-win all around! Not to mention, it's been done since the beginning of time.

    August 8, 2013 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    If we didn't have goats, then who would normally be keeping the woods somewhat under control? Were they sequestered?

    August 8, 2013 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  6. PJ

    Best story of the week!

    August 8, 2013 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Members of the cemetery grounds crew don't have to worry about losing their jobs just yet. Williams said that they will continue to use lawn mowers to maintain the actual historic burial sites."

    Uh-oh. Replaced by goats. Now that is a story their grandchildren can chuckle over in the years to come.

    August 8, 2013 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  8. Data Driven

    Goats at the "Historic" Congressional Cemetery.

    Rats in the Congress.

    August 8, 2013 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  9. Gunderson

    Well, Even old Gunderson know cost of living going up. Maybe goats be replacement for Putin Care.Baa.

    August 8, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |