There I was, minding my business, and three big horn sheep walked across the road in front of me about two miles from the White Wolf Mine.
I was over at a neighbor’s house tonight and he said, “Yeah, they helicoptered them in last week.” Then I checked out the Internet and the story was here.
They choppered about sixty in and dropped them in groups of ten or so in different spots. The neighbor saw them bring the sheep in. So there are bighorns in the neighborhood. Will wolves eat them? Maybe. I haven’t seen any wolves yet.
We’re expecting more snow tomorrow. The sheep had heavy winter coats, and this is their historical range. So add sheep to the long list of wildlife you see every so often up here.