Bighorn sheep escapes canal in California desert

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Posted: Aug 20, 2014 2:50 PM
Bighorn sheep escapes canal in California desert

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — A bighorn sheep is back in the hills of Riverside County after being rescued from a golf-course canal in the desert near Palm Springs.

Animal control officials said this week that algae or moss made the concrete canal too slick for the normally sure-footed sheep to escape.

An officer managed to hook a line around one of the sheep's horns and pull the animal to safety at the PGA West Country Club in La Quinta.

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Officials say endangered peninsula bighorn sheep often roam onto golf courses to graze on soft grass.