November 28, 2012

Sheep May Safely Graze

Part of a flock of bighorn sheep seen grazing in the Wet Mountains today. There were actually about twice as many of them than the picture shows.

This flock was, I think, (re)established by transplanting in the 1970s and 1980s. Today's was the largest group that I have seen in the area. Several rams were in with the ewes, busy sniffing their butts — it's that time of year.

1 comment:

Camera Trap Codger said...

The late ungulate ecologist Hal Buechner, who compiled an environmental history of bighorns, noted many early accounts of sheep on the plains, but not too far from mountains either.