Yellowstone bighorn sheep infected with sore mouth disease

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  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    "Park biologists will continue to monitor the outbreak and keep tabs on how widespread it becomes; however, they expect it to clear up within a few weeks. This disease can be transmitted to humans if you come into direct contact with an infected animal, Montana Public Radio reports, adding that visitors to the park should not touch or approach wildlife."

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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Sheep are always coming down with something. They catch the flu every other year or so, and the wardens have to start putting them down.
     
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    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    That's one heck of a ram from the photo - hope he makes it.
     

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