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Brussels Airport brings in sheep as lawnmowers
Brussels Airport has called upon the help of about 100 sheep to keep its grass trimmed.
The sheep can be seen grazing on a grassy mound which acts as an anti-noise barrier by the airport perimeter fence in Steenokkerzeel.
"It would be faster to use a lawnmower, but we are opting for a more ecological solution," airport spokeswoman Anke Fransen told VRT.
She said using sheep would promote biodiversity. "There is more room for rare plants to grow. And it's nicer for passers-by to look at a herd of sheep than at a lawnmower."
The sheep will graze on the airport land until the end of June and will return again in the autumn.