Goats invade Congressional Cemetery

Goats were let out to pasture on the grounds of Congressional Cemetery, where they will eat grass, shrubs and itching poison ivy — saving landscaping costs. An added, er, benefit: natural fertilization.

Reporters photograph "Eco-Goats" as they are released from a trailer at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. More than 100 goats will be taking over Washington's Historic Congressional Cemetery to help clean up brush in an area away from the graves. The goats will graze 24 hours a day for six days to eliminate vines, poison ivy and weeds, while also "fertilizing the ground." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Reporters photograph "Eco-Goats" as they are released from a trailer at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. More than 100 goats will be taking over Washington's Historic Congressional Cemetery to help clean up brush in an area away from the graves. The goats will graze 24 hours a day for six days to eliminate vines, poison ivy and weeds, while also "fertilizing the ground." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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