Everyone was surprised to spot this male bighorn sheep near the driveway entering the treatment plant property at the West Montrose Sanitation District in Montrose, Colo.

“It was a Saturday morning and I was doing my weekend plant check when a county sheriff deputy pulled in and asked me if I’d seen a bighorn sheep roaming the area,” reports Garcia, district manager and operator.

“He said a neighbor had reported seeing one in his field. We looked around for a bit and found this guy. Bighorn sheep are not unusual to see in the surrounding canyons or cliffs, but they are rarely seen in town.

“A representative from the Department of Wildlife showed up a bit later and said he must have followed the river out of the canyon.”


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