Bighorn on Pikes Peak
I was home alone Monday night, the Fourth of July, and at about 8:30 pm it occurred to me that by using the Pikes Peak webcam (still images that refresh every minute). I might be able to see some fireworks in Colorado Springs. (The rotating camera views were down, struck by lightning.) No fireworks were visible, but I was surprised to find a small herd of bighorn sheep browsing right in front of the camera. I don’t know what they were eating; the area looks like just bare dirt. Maybe they were munching scraps dropped by tourists or grain put out by the rangers. Something just out of sight below the camera, at the entrance to the building, seemed particularly attractive.
As it grew darker, they gradually drifted away down the mountainside beyond the fence. By 9:15, the last one was gone.
Bighorn. Better than fireworks.