Sheep lives matter

OPAH

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That looked really mostly together, wasn't all scattered all around ?
wasn't savaged on ? Most likely sheep creek up around the top that goes around the houses. Not many predators around Bears and Cats get driven out pretty quickly there.
But it does validate that the Sheep are up there, Haven't seen a live one in the many years I have Hiked, camped and skied up there
 

OPAH

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I may be wrong but it looks like the Keratin has been removed and we are just seeing the bone.
and yes it has been gnawed on messed that the spine has been pulled out.
 

spectr17

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I used to work at Blue Ridge commo site up there, theres a pretty good sheep pop back in there all the way over to by the fire camp on East Fork off hwy 38. Ive seem them over there. Awhile back one "deer hunter" fell to his death by Road to No where. There was some speculation his group was poaching rams. I think there was a post on here about it.
 

OPAH

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From what I have read the encroaching housing is exposing the sheep to diseases form live stock, pets and Urbanized wild life.
We saw what happened to the Indians, not a good scenario for the sheep

 
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OPAH

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RIVERSIDE (AP) — A new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California and biologists suspect the cause is a disease contracted from domestic animals.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says a survey earlier this month counted 60 bighorns in the Mount San Gorgonio region east of Los Angeles. That’s down two-thirds from a survey conducted in 2016.
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A desert bighorn ewe and her lamb walk along a ridge in the Trilobite Wilderness region of Mojave Trails National Monument near Essex, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)
Biologist Jeff Villepique says in the past, such die-offs have been triggered by an outbreak of a respiratory disease spread by contact with domestic sheep or goats.
The disease killed at least 21 bighorns whose carcasses were found in the area in December.
Southern California has about 4,800 desert bighorn sheep in 64 herds. Authorities say so far, sheep in nearby herds haven’t been affected.
 


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