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Carla’s Photograph of the Day – August 21, 2013

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Bighorn Sheep Herd
Taken about 8:30 AM, 8/21/13

We’re camping at the western mouth of Bighorn Sheep Canyon but I didn’t expect to actually see any here. Salida is only two miles away and there is a large commercial RV park next to our campground. But this morning a small herd walked along the Arkansas River and up the steep slope we face. They apparently have been making the rounds the last several mornings at the same time; several people said they’ve been coming to the campground for years and this is the first time they’ve seen sheep here.

We’re camping at the western mouth of Bighorn Sheep Canyon but I didn’t expect to actually see any here. Salida is only two miles away and there is a large commercial RV park next to our campground. But this morning a small herd walked along the Arkansas River and up the steep slope we face. They apparently have been making the rounds the last several mornings at the same time; several people said they’ve been coming to the campground for years and this is the first time they’ve seen sheep here.

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