APOLLO BEACH — Need a pick-me-up? Maybe some baby lambs could do the trick. Tampa Electric Co.’s “Lamb Cam” is back for its third season, streaming the newest members of its fleet of grass-munching sheep.
The herd of Katahdin sheep keep the grass and vegetation in check around the utility’s solar facilities at its Apollo Beach Big Bend Power Station. Unlike other species of sheep, Katahdin livestock have hair instead of wool, which helps keep them comfortable in Florida’s climate.
“Grazing sheep provide a significant cost savings over traditional mechanical lawn mowers, and they are better for the environment,” spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs said in a release.
Tune in to see the lambs at www.facebook.com/tampaelectric for the next few weeks, as well as archived videos of the four-legged employees.