18 Aug 2013

Both Fell to Their Deaths

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The dead mountain lion and bighorn sheep were found on a closed road in Glacier National Park. Both evidently fell from somewhere very high on the cliffs above and to the right during the struggle which took place when the lion attacked the ram. The dead lion’s mouth can be seen to contain a large clump of the ram’s hair.

The Imgur commentator confused the bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) with a mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus)

Facebook commentators were quoting Tolkein: “Until at last, I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountainside.”

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Audwin McGee

Life and death in the wild, very few in today’s world ever consider those lives that are engaged around us in that private world especially our children. Good for you for posting and good for all to somehow acknowledge and embrace, especially our young for to learn and know brings the kind of maturity that few seem to gain these days. Great, Awesome Blog! Regards


Thank you for the kind words and the post on your blog. I think those are the best compliments NYM has received to date.


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