Rural Connection: The Goats Fighting Bushfires

The Black Summer bushfires may feel like an eternity ago to many Australians, but for others they are a stark reminder that preparing for bushfire season is a critical task. The Rural Fire Service (RFS) employ a mix of Indigenous and Western fire management techniques to reduce the likelihood of severe blazes, but one new tactic has turned heads.

A flock of goats, dubbed ‘the goat brigade’, is tasked with chowing down on as much vegetation as possible to reduce fuel levels.

2SER Breakfast’s Willy Russo chatted with Inspector Troy Gersback from Cudgegong RFS, near Mudgee, to learn more.

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Photo Credit: Cudgegong RFS

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