Black-billed Magpies and Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep have a friendly, symbiotic relationship.  The Magpies are a common companion to the sheep.  They forage through their thick fur to remove ticks and other small annoyances to the sheep or, they just hang out on their backs.

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  1. Love these shots- I had no idea about this relationship! I have always seen zillions of magpies up at Mammoth (North Entrance) but never saw them on the bighorns! Wonderful photos as always!

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