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Oklahoma jail adopts goats to mow their lawn

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Scooby and Scrappy, two retired show goats, have started a second career as an Oklahoma jail's lawn mowing service.


Inspired by the 4,500 square feet of overgrown vegetation overtaking the jail's atrium, County Sheriff Maj. Shannon Clark took on these goats when they were donated by the Broken Arrow High School farming club.

They will be in charge of eating their way through the jail's yard, tackling weeds and grass that have grown up to six feet tall.


So far, things have been going well for the new employees. Clark tells AP that the inmates with mental health disorders enjoy watching the goats from the window, and jail staff likes them too.

Plus, meals are free.

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