Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
Sheep??? I know I'm a city gal TFG but is that really a type of sheep :)
Yes, it is a wild sheep named for the large horns of the males, or rams. The bighorn sheep had populations in the millions until diseases of domestic sheep and over hunting caused their populations to dwindle to a few thousand in 1900. They have been re-introduced to previous habitat and there are perhaps as many as 70,000 of these animals in existence. They are known for their ability to climb steep mountain sides.
He/she does not seem to be following the direction sign.
It is a "he" as only the males have these big horns, and sheep are terrible at reading road signs.
He looks very healthy!
Fascinating animals...we watched a herd of them climbing up steep rock walls in Colorado.
Interesting it has decided to walk the line!
This big fella looks to be in pretty good condition. I have seen bighorn sheep in mountainous areas. Their footing is impressive.
What does this bighorn sheep on the street, hitchhiking perhaps ?
That is some kind of traffic...
Very long legged compared to domesticated sheep. Fascinating animal.