It looks like the drought or the pheasants aren’t the only culprits responsible for losing plants! I looked out my kitchen window one morning this week and saw three healthy Mouflon sheep munching away.
They are such a nuisance that the National Park has a lottery for hunters to help get rid of them, especially in the Park.
These beauties must have spied me at the window, because two of them came a little closer to check me out.
This web site shows some of the damage being done by these feral sheep.
Bill Doar is a retired Community Policeman from here in the District of Ka’u. Since he retired, he takes beautiful nature photos and sells cards for visitors. Here is one shot he took of one of the Mouflon.
You can see this guy must have spotted my movements at the kitchen window.
Here is the last shot I was able to get before they turned tail and ran into the hills.
They are certainly a handsome animal, even though they do eat my plants!
A hui hou!