bighorns contemplating Baring Creek

These two bighorn sheep thought about jumping the creek at this point, but the distance across appeared too great. Shortly after this photo was taken, they scampered uphill around our hiking group, and crossed the creek by leaping just upstream of a beautiful little cascade. Quite impressive!

June 23, 2010


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lcarreau - Jan 17, 2011 12:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Hey dreamin' man..

When I was visiting in Nevada, I saw one Bighorn ewe descending from the cliffs that was missing one of its horns.

Do they lose their horns quite often? If so,
do they ever grow them back?

They need to build a footbridge for those
sheep to scamper across - Cool photo!


distressbark - Jan 19, 2011 8:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hey dreamin' man..

they don't shed their horns regularly, like a deer or elk does with its antlers, but i've seen it a few times myself. would imagine that old age, disease, injury, and sparring have something to do with that.


SoCalHiker - Jan 17, 2011 10:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Very nice...

...catch indeed.


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foster fanning - Jan 17, 2011 11:42 pm - Voted 10/10


Talk about being at the right place at the right time!

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