Go by any city park in mid-summer and, if the grass is long, you might expect to hear a lawnmower cranking away.
Although the grass was several feet tall in part of Mill Brook Park last week, there was no such sound, however.
The grass was getting cut, though, and in a most effective way.
Goats were doing the work. Yes, goats.
It was the latest appearance in Haverhill of animals from Goats to Go, a Georgetown business that brings in goats to remove unwanted grass or other vegetation.
The animals chewed away at the tall grass in the park, which is being transformed to a memorial for Vietnam veterans, with a focus on Haverhill men who died in the war.