Eye of the Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep on the road in Canada

Jill and I were on vacation in July 2007 in the Canadian Rockies when we spied several bighorn sheep on the road. I stopped my car to take some photographs and soon one of the sheep came right up to my car. I stuck my camera out of the window and turned it at an angle to get the picture.

It wasn’t until I got home and looked at the photograph that I noticed the reflection of the car in the sheep’s eye.

Eye of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

If you look closely in the enlarged eye you will see the outline of my white Nissan Maxima. You can view my enlargement on this page or click on the photograph of the sheep to see it. Anyway, the rear wheel can been seen in the bottom left of the eye with the rear door and the trunk also showing. You would think the sheep would have had its eye on me in the driver’s seat and be ready to bolt if I moved. I emailed the photograph to two friends, one of whom asked me if I had had any food in the car. Yes, I did have food laying on the back seat of the vehicle. Then I realized how hungry the sheep must have been. Controlled burns were in progress in the area and perhaps this had reduced the availability of food, along with the drought.
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  1. Wow, that is an incredible picture. People pay a lot of money to be able to hunt an animal like that, and to have it come right up to your car is pretty funny. What else did you see while you were up there?

  2. We saw a lot on the trip. As far as animals go we saw a elk by the road and took some photos. We went up a side road for a picnic and the another elk showed up right by us.

    Elk by the side of the road in Canada

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