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April 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Goats, other critters and a shepherd in Shoreline

Llamas, goats and sheep will be used to keep Shoreline land neat and tidy. (Photo / City of Shoreline)

We’re used to seeing goats munching on grass, weeds, blackberry shrubs and the like to keep down unwanted growth around the area, but one city is going a step further by adding more critters to the menagerie.

Llamas and sheep are being brought in to keep surface water facilities neat and clean in the city of Shoreline, according to a post by one of our community news partners Shoreline Area News.

To keep the animals in line, a shepherd will be around full time on bigger projects and part time on smaller ones, according to the city. When was the last time you heard of a shepherd working in an urban area? We think it’s pretty cool.

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