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