Bighorn grazing


Off a road that joins two of the three ends of the Lake, there is a colony of Bighorn Sheep. Nine females and last summer’s children were grazing on the apparently barren surface.

Although the surface looked barren, the sheep were finding something.

Last summer’s baby scrounges the surface.

A female stares unconcerned.


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2 Responses to Bighorn grazing

  1. Tom says:

    I understand there was a gypsum mine somewhere along that road so my guess is the sheep are licking gypsum from the surface of the slope. It contains calcium which is good for bone and tooth development

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