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Sad sheep story - 1-28-16

Thursday, January 28, 2016

We had a sad sheep story happen locally recently. Apparently a sheep got separated from the rest of the flock and was wandering on the mountain, where it was spotted. It was located next to a rock when rescuers found it.

Kurt Castor carried the sheep out of the deep snow at the Steamboat Ski Area.

The sheep was loaded into a ski patrol toboggan....

...and was taken down the mountain.

Steamboat Ski Area employees gave the sheep water...

..and then took the sheep to the vet.

Unfortunately, the sheep had weakened to the point that the vet was unable to save it. Still, it's amazing to live in a place where volunteers would go out to rescue an animal like this.

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