Bighorn sheep and deer visit Penticton yard

Barb Sandbrook had a wildlife invasion to her Heritage Hills home this week, with big horn sheep and deer together. (Barb Sandbrook Facebook)
Barb Sandbrook had a wildlife invasion to her Heritage Hills home this week, with big horn sheep and deer together. (Barb Sandbrook Facebook)
Big horn sheep are common on Barb Sandbrook's yard but not usually with deer. (Facebook)
Deer and big horn sheep invade a yard. (Facebook)

Barb Sandbrook is used to seeing bighorn sheep and deer visit her Heritage Hills property, but they don’t usually visit together.

That’s what happened the morning of Dec. 2.

“We have deer and bighorn sheep on our property quite often but never together as we did that morning,” Sandbrook said.

When they all arrived together, she took to Facebook, posting pictures of the unusual scene.

“This a.m. they all showed up for tea and coffee,” she joked.

The South Okanagan bighorn sheep is blue listed, meaning its populations are dwindling, mostly due to disease.

The Penticton Indian Band has recently come out against hunting the sheep and looking for more protection of these majestic mountain animals. They have been working hard to find ways to prevent the diseases that are inflicting them as well as creating protected habitat for them.

READ MORE: Penticton Indian Band helping big horn sheep

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