Flock of sheep move through streets of Mon­treal to carry on lawn­mow­ing du­ties

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — A flock of 10 sheep took a rare stroll through the streets of Mon­treal to­day to take up their lawn­mow­ing du­ties in a new city park.

The six ewes and four lambs were care­fully herded from one park to an­other with the help of shep­herds and vol­un­teers hold­ing up bar­ri­cades. The sheep are pro­vid­ing en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly lawn main­te­nance and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Rose­mont-La Petite-Pa­trie bor­ough this sum­mer. Project di­rec­tor Marie-Eve Julien-De­nis says graz­ing an­i­mals pro­vide a nat­u­ral way to trim the grass and erad­i­cate in­va­sive plant species.

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