Goats and sheep grazed on a hillside on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul on Wednesday

If you thought you saw a herd of sheep and goats grazing on a hillside on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul Wednesday, you weren’t hallucinating.

Thirty sheep and 85 goats made short work of undesirable species such as buckthorn as part of multi-year native plants restoration project.

A group called Goat Dispatch provided the critters, which have been deployed throughout Minnesota as flesh-and-blood vegetation mowers in recent years.

See are past coverage of such efforts here, here and here.

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