Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

We had the good fortune to come across a flock of eleven Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep while on a field trip that expanded out from the Red-feather Lakes area of Larimer County. The Bighorns are a fun species in Colorado, they are so symbolic of the mountains, and just numerous enough that they are seen, but rarely enough to make it notable when they show up.

Usually when I see these critters they are congregated very close to the busy traffic on Interstate I70 heading up to ski country. It is rare that I have been on a quiet mountain road and had a chance to take some pictures. I hope the opportunity repeats itself.

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