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Hungry sheep invade Candler Park

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If you drive past Candler Park on Friday afternoon and notice sheep grazing on the grounds, you aren't seeing things.

And no, the park hasn't been turned into a farm.

The Friends of Candler Park, SweetWater Brewery, Happy Ending Productions, Trees Atlanta and Ewe-niversally Green are bringing in 100 sheep to the northeast Atlanta park to eat invasive plant species as part of the "Have Ewe Heard?" initiative.

The invasive species, including kudzu, poison ivy and privet, would otherwise have to be treated with chemicals.

Each environmentally friendly sheep can eat up to 150 square feet of Kudzu per day, according to Trees Atlanta forest restoration coordinator Brian Williams.

The sheep will be protected by a guard dog and a human shepherd, and they will also be fenced in by temporary electric fencing to help them stay focused on the task at hand.

People interested in the project can go to the section of the park at the corner of Mclendon and Callan Circle between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to meet the sheep.

For more information on the "Have Ewe Heard" initiative, click here.

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