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By Dana Dean

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - You could start seeing goats in the City of St. Louis mowing the grass.

Mayor Francis Slay announced the idea on his blog. While the idea might sound funny to some, this idea is not new. Other cities are doing it.

Slay wrote on his blog that his office will ask the Board of Aldermen next month to approve the use of goats for mowing city property. No official timetable has been set, but Slay says there will be opportunity to discuss plans before a decision is made.

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As for other cities, goats are munching their way through 120 acres of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after officials there decided the property needed work.

There are also goats eating overgrown plants at a historic Washington, D.C. cemetery.

Other cities who have used these landscapers say they're environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

What do you think about using goats as lawnmowers? Let us know on our Facebook page.

Speaking of goats, have you seen these screaming goat videos?

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