We recently saw this herd behind the Starbucks at the Downieville exit. They like the steep, rocky slopes, typically above timberline, where they more easily can avoid predators. The males will have head-butting battles to establish dominance in the herd during the fall. The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is the official state animal of Colorado. The Bighorn Sheep Festival was held in Georgetown recently. Viewing was at the Georgetown Wildlife Viewing Area, just northeast of town on Alvarado Road, near the lake. The Division of Wildlife reminds you not to feed or attempt to pet any wildlife you may see.