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TEP hires 25 sheep to chomp away weeds and brush

Posted at 10:26 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 13:26:55-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A group of wild animals are enjoying their new job - working for Tucson Electric Power.

These 25 sheep are now "working" at the Prairie Fire Solar Array near Kold and Valencia.

Their job is to do what sheep do best, eat all day.

Letting these fluffy animals chomp away keeps the weeds and brush from growing up too tall.

TEP says this is an experiment. "We're trying to be flexible here and we're really trying to see what works both for the flock and what works best for our needs to continue producing solar power," TEP said.