In another North Carolina newspaper, a guy got busted for borrowing goats to clear brush in his backyard. The goats were fenced in, quietly munching away on poison ivy and other unwanted vegetation. As the property owner said,
"They're solar-powered lawnmowers. . . . They turn poison ivy and wisteria into fertilizer, and I don't have to use pesticides or petrochemicals. And the neighbors love them."
What's wrong with this picture? Now that the city has evicted the goats, he is heading out to buy toxic chemicals to get rid of the overgrown plants.