Motorist Catches Anaconda Bighorn Herd on Camera
If you live in deer country catching deer crossing the road this time of the year is nothing special, same goes for elk in the West. How many of you can say you have caught bighorn sheep crossing the road? How about 30 at one time? In Colorado you can occasionally catch a scene like this on the climb to (or descent from) Eisenhower tunnel on I-70 in the spring or fall.
This is just what happened to Evan Barrett of Butte Montana. KBZK.com has his story and a much bigger version of the photo.
As I slowed down because they were blocking the highway, I saw that about 30 bighorn sheep were out in the middle of the road. Apparently they were licking salt that was on the road for the icy conditions. I was slowly working my way through them when they started to move. I quickly caught this photo on my cell phone," Barrett wrote.
This is the same Montana bighorn herd that has been hit hard by a pneumonia outbreak that we reported on earlier.