Nevada’s state mammal is making an unexpected appearance in an area of Sparks. A mature desert bighorn sheep ram, complete with an impressive curl of horns, has been spotted recently roaming the fairways and greens of the Red Hawk Golf Course in the Spanish Springs area of the city. Reports of the ram’s presence first started coming in to the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Reno office on Monday September 8.
One picture supplied to the NDOW shows the lone ram on the golf course while another forwarded to NDOW shows the ram in an undisclosed neighborhood of the adjacent Wingfield Springs housing development.
"It is hoped that the ram will go back in to the Pah Rah Mountains located east of the Red Hawk Golf course and the Wingfield Springs area," says NDOW Public Information Officer Chris Healy. "The sight of wildlife is not new to the area with prong-horned antelope a frequent visitor to the greenbelt areas of the golf course. This is the first time that a bighorn sheep has been sighted frequenting the area."
See more here: http://www.ndow.org/Desert-Bighorn-Sheep-Ram-Roaming-Sparks-Golf-Course/
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