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Sheep Arrive at Bath Landfill

Lanfill Sheep

BATH (WENY)----The living lawn-mowers have arrived at the Steuben County Landfill.

Last month we reported the county was looking for sheep or goats to keep the grass trimmed at the landfill.

Cornell Cooperative Extension put the word out and Farmer George Zeemack responded.

Now Zeemack has a new place to keep dozens of sheep, and the county will save $5,000 dollars a year in mowing costs.

The new living mowers arrived Monday and Public Works Commissioner, Vince Spagnoletti, says they're still afraid of their surroundings.

He says, "It's going to take them a few days to get used to it, to spread out and get relaxed out here and call it their home."

Spagnoletti says another 80 sheep are coming early next week.