Montana Outdoors

March 26, 2016

Made it through the winter

Filed under: Animals, Bighorn sheep — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:44 pm

Rocky Mountain Big Horn

Now to get some of that weight back!

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  1. Needs a few pounds or so.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — March 26, 2016 @ 8:55 pm

    • Yes, other than a little thin, he wintered well. He’ll be really pretty come next fall!

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      Comment by montucky — March 26, 2016 @ 8:58 pm

  2. Lovely shot. He sure looks a little lean at the moment. What beautiful shaped horns he’s got. Do that breed all have such rounded horns or do they get misshapen as they age?

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    Comment by Vicki — March 27, 2016 @ 12:14 am

    • The horns are permanent and continue to grow. The horns on a very big and old ram will complete a circle.

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      Comment by montucky — March 27, 2016 @ 10:42 am

  3. After looking at him a little more closely, he does seem healthy. His coat is lovely. Add some weight, and he’ll be a handsome one, for sure. And what a great photo. I’ve stopped bringing home so many under-and-over exposed photos, but I still am having trouble getting that kind of crispness. Practice, practice!

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    Comment by shoreacres — March 27, 2016 @ 5:02 am

    • The nice detail is because I was only about 20 feet from him. Often they will tolerate me being close to them.

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      Comment by montucky — March 27, 2016 @ 10:44 am

  4. He doesn’t look too bad, considering. The way that grass is greening up he’ll be back to full health in no time. The whitetails here are looking real good.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — March 27, 2016 @ 6:28 am

    • This mild winter has been kind to the wildlife. The deer and elk that I’ve seen are in good condition too. Haven’t seen any bears yet.

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      Comment by montucky — March 27, 2016 @ 10:45 am

  5. His coat is really nice. How exciting to be able to get so close.

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    Comment by Candace — March 27, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    • Yes, his coat is unusually nice for spring. They usually get very ragged as they shed much of their winter coats.

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      Comment by montucky — March 27, 2016 @ 11:07 am

  6. Beautiful, Terry. How far away from him were you for the shot? Wonderful detail…..

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    Comment by seekraz — March 27, 2016 @ 11:15 am

  7. That shows that he had some hungry days, but at least he made it through.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 27, 2016 @ 11:19 am

  8. Nice! You really got close! Thanks for sharing what you see in your part of the country.

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — March 27, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    • Thanks Reed. This is one of my favorite animals. They are amazing to be around and close to.

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      Comment by montucky — March 27, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

  9. Beautiful and strong animals, they are. I love his almond-shaped eyes. He is patient, yes, but hungry too ! A great picture.

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — March 28, 2016 @ 12:33 am

    • They are indeed, and amazingly agile. For the most part they live pleasant lives in the relative safety of their steep, cliffy habitat.

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      Comment by montucky — March 28, 2016 @ 8:56 am

  10. I saw white back. Are the white in winter as some reindeers in Finland? Love the photo.

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    Comment by Sartenada — March 29, 2016 @ 2:28 am

    • They retain the same color pattern in summer and winter. Their winter coats are very thick and a little darker in color and in summer, much thinner and lighter.

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      Comment by montucky — March 29, 2016 @ 8:18 am

  11. such a beautifully details image

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    Comment by Tammie — April 3, 2016 @ 12:21 pm


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