Busch Gardens Williamsburg uses sheep to help maintain grounds

Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2013 9:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

17 Scottish blackface sheep typically reside in stables at Busch Gardens , but they are now taking part in an environment-friendly program of “targeted grazing.” According to a news release from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, targeted grazing involves training animals to naturally manage landscaping by eating grass and plants from certain areas.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:35 AM
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Based on that picture, it would appear that those sheep are just trying to retrieve their hats.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 2:35 AM
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sws said:

Based on that picture, it would appear that those sheep are just trying to retrieve their hats.

Ooooh! Lamb chops!


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:06 AM
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I'm surprised no one said it yet.

This sounds like a Baaaaad idea. ;-)

Seriously though, I like it. The City of Cleveland is trying this out in a couple places as well.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:41 AM
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TTD-120-420 said:

Don't they know that entereing the ride area is....Verboten.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:06 PM

I bet they feel pretty sheepish about it.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:10 PM

The veal won't save you this time.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 11:52 PM

At least they aren't chicken


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Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:27 AM

Good thing they got rid of their wolf infestation in that area a few years ago, those sheep would have been slaughtered.


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Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:41 AM

Six Flags actually tested this out at SFStL years ago. One time, an uninformed security guard saw several park sheep grazing in a low zone under Batman, and yelled, "Get the flock outta there!"


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Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:47 AM

Mike, you're a good guy and I enjoyed hanging with you. But...no. Even Weird Al would be disappointed in you.


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Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:54 PM

I should know.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, September 5, 2013 1:05 PM

Heh heh. Apparently I deleted a post after Mike commented on it. My bad.


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Friday, September 6, 2013 1:39 AM
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shut this thread down for pun-related offenses.

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Friday, September 6, 2013 9:11 AM
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This is why I am a supporter of pun control.

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Friday, September 6, 2013 9:18 AM

You're just saying that b/c it rhymes with your screen name.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

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Friday, September 6, 2013 1:01 PM

A pun is a terrible thing to waste.


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