Aoudad Looking Back Over The Fence
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Aoudad Looking Back Over the Fence ( Barbary Sheep ). Image captured January 7, 2017 in the Davis mountains of west Texas. Auodad are non native species imported to Texas many decades ago. They escaped the fences and have thrived in Texas desert climate. They are considered an invasive species that is thought to compete with native wildlife, though there is some debate on this subject. The old barbwire fence is no obstacle for them. The blue skies, green cactus, brown, grass, and black rocks provide them great natural camouflage.
The following is from : https://gothunts.com/history-of-aoudad-in-texas/
"Native to rugged areas of Northern Africa, the Aoudad, also known as Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia), is a tough and intelligent species of Caprid (goat-antelope). Aoudad are the only species in the genus Ammotragus. However, some include this genus in the goat genus Capra, and others in the sheep genus Ovis."
January 7th, 2017
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