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Sheep used to keep grass cut in Parks

Half the herd put up for auction

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 10:06am

The town of Parks, Louisiana has just cut 15 employees from its workforce.

These "employees" already have a new gig lined up. They are moving to a new farm.

For years, the town has used sheep to to keep the grass short in one section of town. It's an area that's hard to reach with a lawn mower and the herd has done a good job.

The sheep have multiplied over the years and there isn't enough grass for all the animals.

The town put up half for auction. A buyer bought the herd of 15 for around $300.