Friday, December 5, 2008

This is the spetacular season when the Bighorn Rams battle and vie for position in the Bighorn Sheep world. I spent the other morning watching some of the posturing and behavioral patterns of these beautiful critters. This was by far the largest and oldest Ram in the bunch and there was no fighting going on as it was no question as far as how 3 other small rams matched up. It was interesting and fun though to watch how they all interzacted with one another. They and 8 ewes and lambs were on a natural salt lick south of Dubois[this is the largest Bighorn Sheep herd in the world] I shot a large number of photos which will work great for future paintings. After I left several friends of mine were in the area and hiked up on the rim where they encountered a large number of sheep and watched a lone wolf. Early in the morning I found a Doe Mule deer carcass being worked on by natures garbage detail[Ravens and Magpies]I speculated on just what might have happened and a wolf kill is an entirely plausable explanation.??


Dave said...

I am glad to see that you are out and about. I think your temperatures are a little warmer than ours today.

Gary Keimig said...

we are in a warming spell. Thursday night at supper time it was +1 and 15 minutes later it had risen to 12. During night it continued to rise and was mid 20's by daybreak. Sounds kinda like Casper days huh?Will be in 40's today