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Nature's lawnmowers! Sheep return to Maisonneuve Park for summer grazing

Julian Bejerman, 2, gets a close look at some sheep Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Montreal. The sheep are part of a pilot project where they act as eco-friendly lawn mowers, chewing on the long grass, but also help by eating vegetation that poses a threat to public green spaces.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Julian Bejerman, 2, gets a close look at some sheep Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Montreal. The sheep are part of a pilot project where they act as eco-friendly lawn mowers, chewing on the long grass, but also help by eating vegetation that poses a threat to public green spaces.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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The sheep have once again flocked to the urban pastures of Montreal to help keep the grass under control.

As in years past, a group of the majestic creatures is on loan from the organization Biquette to crop the grass at Maisonneuve Park in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie.

The sheep, accompanied by their shepherds, have spent their summers mowing Montreal's lawn since 2017.

This year, they'll stay at Maisonneuve Park until early September.

Parkgoers are asked not to touch the sheep while they're hard at work (or while they're on a break).

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