Friday, January 22, 2010

Bighorn and Pyracantha Berries

I had time today to look at more of the photos that I took of a desert bighorn eating pyracantha berries and I found this one that I like. He is ignoring the thorny vegetation and just eating the orange berries. As many as 40 of these sheep have been coming to Hemenway Park in Boulder City, Nevada for the past month to feed on the park lawn. I have been told that the number increases to as many as 100 sheep when it gets hot and dry in July and August, which makes the green grass even more attractive. The sheep are completely comfortable around the humans that use the park with them and only show alarm if someone brings their dog too close.

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