Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trivia for 100 points: What is Nevada's state animal?

Here's a clue:














I was heading into the city (that's what we call Las Vegas when referencing it from Boulder City) when I passed a herd of these cutie-pies, out grazing right next to the road on Friday. How exciting.  I pulled over to watch this spectacular display of nature, as many other cars had done. It was amazing to note how respectful the other spectators were; no one left their car, pictures were taken from out the window and the cars all allowed as much distance as possible from the sheep. I wanted to get some pictures, so I scurried back to the office and grabbed the camera. In my wild speeding frenzy I nearly hit a cyclist, poor guy, but it was worth it because the sheep were still there chomping away when I got back. Admittedly, wildlife viewing is one of the best parts of my job, and certainly makes up for some of the ridiculousness that goes on down there ("The NPS is going Green!"...yeah. right.) This here is another perk:


                           

4 comments:

Ron said...

Ahhhh, eerrrr, ahem! "wild speeding frenzy I nearly hit a cyclist" hope this isn't me some day. But, I admire your love of your job. I've seen Big Horn up close several times in the BC area over the years.

Brenda said...

Good clue. What is the state fossil? You do have some nice perks at your job.

Brenda said...

Hey, how about some more harp information. Maybe some new pictures and some music too.

Carol said...

I loved the times we were able to watch the sheep in Boulder City.