Monday, November 16, 2009

28 desert bighorn sheep released in NM mountains

state game officials take to the sky in an effort to relocate desert bighorn sheep the department of game and fish fired nets from a helicopter to round up 28 desert bighorns at the state s breeding facility near lordsburg once secured in a net -- each sheep was hauled to a processing area the capture can be a stressful process for the animal so game
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06 16 pm officials cooled the sheep with water -- and in one case -- an ice-enima to keep the animal from overheating all the captured animals were fitted with tracking collars and released into the wild

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