Vermont city using goats to get rid of poison ivy

A Vermont city is taking steps to do away with poison ivy.

They’re using goats, according to The Associated Press.

Goat owner Mary Beth Herbert told the AP that the goats graze on the poison ivy, causing stress to the plants so that they retreat. It will take years of grazing to get rid of the nasty plants, but Montpelier officials are willing to do what it takes.

They said they’ve tried to eradicate poison ivy in the past along a city bike path, but they’ve been able to do so using organic treatments.