Look for Big Horn Sheep at Lake Mead

by Maura Elko December. 28, 2016 1323 views

If you’re an out of towner like me who likes to see local wildlife, and you’re going to or passing through Lake Mead on the way to the Hoover Dam, or just around Las Vegas, be on the look out for these guys!

Our super friendly Airbnb hosts tipped us to look for the Desert Big Horn Sheep that come down the mountains in the area, and often times are found in people’s yards or local park just munching at the grass. We were watching out for them in the morning but didn’t see anything, till we were on our way out and passed by the park, and luckily caught site of one them!

Big Horn Sheep in the Park

Big Horn Sheep in the Park

You can actually get up close to them, locals say they don’t harm anyone. Although I wouldn’t advise getting TOO close. They are still a wild animal and need to be respected.

Boulder City Park Panorama

Boulder City Park Panorama

Signs in the park talking about the Bighorns

Signs in the park talking about the Bighorns

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Ben Mckechnie 3 years, 10 months ago

Welcome to PhotoBlog, Maura! They look like
they'd have a powerful headbutt. I wouldn't
get to close if I were you. Cheers!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Maura Elko Replied to Ben Mckechnie 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you! Yeah I got maybe 25 feet away. They're said to be harmless but I wouldn't chance it either lol.

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 3 years, 10 months ago

Would not want one of those as a new hood ornament!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Maura Elko Replied to Becky Brannon 3 years, 10 months ago

No... that's only good for a Dodge Ram xD lol

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon Replied to Maura Elko 3 years, 10 months ago

: )

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
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