Friday, November 19, 2010

November 16, 2010
Just above the inlet to the lake is a favorite area for Bighorn Sheep as there are natural salts in the soil that are craved by these magnificent animals. I am surprised this early to find about 15 head scattered about chewing the dirt for the salts the soils contain. Their snow covered bodies attest to the hardiness of these critters. There are a number of Ewes, one lamb, a very young Ram and a Ram about 5 years old. There has not been that much snow to drive these animals off the mountainsides yet here they are. The first of many that will be showing up in the next week or so when Rams will fight and vie for the many ewes standing around waiting for outcomes. The area will then be filled with many artists, photographers and wildlife watchers all showing up to watch, photograph and even paint this extrodinary event.

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