Ewes-ful: Paris hires sheep to mow city lawns - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

Motorless and independent, the four-legged workers contentedly munch day and night - oblivious of the France's strict 35-hour work week.

A similar experiment in a park outside Paris even found that sheep droppings were a benefit, bringing swallows back to the area.

"It might sound funny, but animal lawnmowers are ecological as no gasoline is required, and cost half the price of a machine," said Marcel Collet, Paris farm director. "And they're so cute."