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tommy750
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8/5/2012
tommy750
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Just got back from a trip through southern Utah. Leaving Zion, we saw several bighorns by the roadside. Apparently not uncommon on the park's east side. There was grass everywhere, but they insisted on eating by the side of the road. Higher salt content from de-icing? Have no idea. Tom


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Looks like she has some thick ring grooves to her horns, nice....

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tommy750
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dsefcik wrote:
Looks like she has some thick ring grooves to her horns, nice....



Assuming that's a good thing?
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8/6/2012
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I am no expert but she looks older from the look of her growth rings.

I have looked thru this book online and it looks like a pretty good reference for bighorn, it has a whole section on identification of the horns.

The Desert Bighorn: Its Life History, Ecology, and Management

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