Bighorn sheep in a zone

Some animals are known to be industrious – beavers and ants come quickly to mind. I suppose it’s because they always seem to be moving with a purpose.

That was definitely not the case with the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep we saw on our recent holiday. The behaviour I observed was the same as any other time – meandering slowly, eating carefully and resting comfortably. They seemed to be where they wanted to be and happy in their zone.

Now I know that those impressive horns are used for some dramatic fighting in fall and I hope to see that live some day. Perhaps that is the one time of the year when they have a mission that calls for action. But not when we saw them.

Of course these are magnificent animals and I was thrilled to share their company. And when we left, I felt like I needed a nap.

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