Friday, November 6, 2015

Rocky Mtn Bighorn Sheep in Bighorn Sheep Canyon

When I drove up Bighorn Sheep Canyon west of Canon City earlier this week I was looking for bighorn sheep as this is the time of year they begin their annual mating season. I didn't have to squint to see the big ram as he was right in the traffic lanes of H50. I drove slowly towards him in hopes he would leave the highway and he did. See bottom pic for view from inside my car of this ram and some of his harem.

His harem was right grazing on the side of the highway and he joined them while keeping an eye on me.

This ewe is wearing a monitoring collar--provides info to wildlife officers on where the bighorn sheep go during different seasons.