Go CSU Rams!
As a Colorado State University alumni I can't help but think of CAM, the official bighorn mascot of CSU. But unlike the domesticated Rambouillet that plays the role of Cam for CSU football games, this is a wild bighorn sheep we saw on Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park this past weekend.
A well-developed set of horns like this guy is carrying around can weigh up to 30 pounds (14 kg), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 pounds (140 kg). It was a treat getting to see some in the park, they have been quite elusive in recent years.
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