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Friday, July 1, 2022

Savannah goats - herded by Cheetos !!!

Modern day children are choosy and would not settle down for anything less than what they want !

Cheetos  is a brand of cheese-flavored, puffed cornmeal snacks made by Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Fritos creator Charles Elmer Doolin invented Cheetos in 1948, and began national distribution in the U.S. The initial success of Cheetos was a contributing factor to the merger between The Frito Company and H.W. Lay & Company in 1961 to form Frito-Lay. In 1965 Frito-Lay became a subsidiary of The Pepsi-Cola Company, forming PepsiCo, the current owner of the Cheetos brand. Cheetos has been the top selling brand cheese puffs in its primary market of the United States.  

Ever imagined this utility of ‘Cheetos’ which even their manufacturers would not have claimed !!

In Feb this year, they introduced the new limited-edition flavour  -  making it the first and only time Cheetos has made a sweet version of its iconic crunchy puff in the brand’s 67-year history. With Chester sporting bunny ears and carrying an Easter basket, it's likely parent company Frito-Lay is eyeing the kids' market with these. It is cinnamon brown instead of cheesy orange. From the salty snack brand, Frito is trying to lure the sweettooth...

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the family Bovidae and is closely related to the sheep.  There reportedly  are over 300 distinct breeds of goat.  Female goats are referred to as "does" or "nannies", intact males as "bucks", "billies", or "rams" and their offspring are "kids".

The Online Sales is picking up in India and many retailers are alarmed at its penetration and the discounts offered.  One of the top leaders, Amazon is globally selling everything online – it is stated that one can purchase all kinds of lawnmowers from Amazon, from old-fashioned rotary push mowers to ultra-modern robotic mowers ~and that is not all, - they’ll even let you rent goats to keep your lawn under control. This eco-friendly service is being offered in the lawn care section of Amazon’s growing Home Services.  So, one can rent goats to mow their lawn but not a person to do the yard work !    Amazon’s home turf in Seattle, of course, is covered. Some California cities should be, too. Ruminant lawn care has been championed by a couple major tech companies there.

Police say Cheetos helped them catch goats roaming free in Savannah. Savannah-Chatham police say these goats, which were found wandering around the city, will soon be available for adoption.
 Photo courtesy of Savannah-Chatham police

Police are crediting Cheetos and teamwork with the recovery of six goats found wandering in midtown Savannah.  “That was our saving grace,” said Savannah-Chatham Animal Control officer Christina Sutherin. “They started to follow a Cheetos bag. They ate the entire contents of the bag.” After metro police were called about the loose pack of livestock in the road at 52nd and Exchange streets, a patrol officer found the animals impeding traffic and was able to corral them until animal control could arrive. “They were foraging,” Sutherin said. “They were just out looking for food. They were grazing on several people’s bushes and plants, along with some of the shrubbery there along the side of the road.”

The small herd created something of a spectacle for residents as it wandered on Myrtle Street near Burroughs and 48th streets, Sutherin said. One man was able to contain a juvenile goat in his fenced-in yard, and animal control officers got the other five contained in another enclosure. A spectator with a bag of the cheese-flavored puffed corn treats jumped in, and officers were able to lead the sometimes noisy herd into an animal control vehicle, Sutherin said. “They didn’t appreciate being handled very much or put on the truck, but for the most part they were cooperative,” Sutherin said. Part of the trick, she said, was getting the rest of the herd to follow the large male goat, whom officers have named Big Daddy Goat.

Sutherin said the goats belonged to a man who had been cited by property maintenance personnel for keeping the animals within city limits, which is against ordinance. He apparently moved them to an area near where they were found – he  has since been cited for livestock at large. The goats, now just “kind of hanging out” at animal control headquarters on Sallie Mood Drive, will be available for adoption to approved individuals in a few days. Sutherin said people who live in areas of the county where residential goats are allowed must have at least 2 acres of land.  This was  not the first time animal control has been called for goats at-large, though Sutherin said it’s the first time she’s encountered a herd.

“Goats are notorious for escaping,” she said. “They need to have a very strong fenced-in area, plus they can jump. They’re pretty agile.”

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
19th May 2015.

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