Monday, December 13, 2010

Bighorn Ewes - Jackson, Wyoming

These bighorn ewes are pawing the snow off of the grass so they can eat. The snow came early this year and I hope these bighorns are in this good of shape in the spring. It is going to be a long cold winter.
Bighorns eventually wear their teeth out from grazing on hard dry grasses like these ewes are doing. Bighorns seldom live to be more than 14-15 years old because of this.

2 comments:

  1. Really well done photos showing them in their environment. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River.

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  2. I got to view and photograph my first Bighorn Sheep this past early autumn and wondered how they do in the winter months. These are beauties and I do hope they all survive the harshness of the winter they must endure out your way!

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