CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It's the latest in the "going green" craze. Goats. Green Goats. They are not genetically modified, instead, they're used in the place of loud, eco-unfriendly equipment to clear land.
Charlotte's University area is hosting 20 of the hungry creatures. The owner of a business building off Harris Boulevard wanted and eco-friendly way to clear two acres of brush, trees, and weeds from his property. Enter Ron Searcy's goats.
Searcy raises and has trained the goats on his rural North Carolina farm. He "rents" the goats out to businesses and land owners who want an unconventional way to clean up.
Goats eat everything. The 2 acre lot they're eating in Charlotte will take about 3 weeks.
Their work zone is also the sight of a weekend festival called "Green Goats and Gardens" on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.