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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 am
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Can’t afford to go to Africa to photograph a wild Serval? Come to New Mexico for a prime opportunity!

American Serval

We also have populations of Oryx, Barbary Sheep, Persian Ibex, and, possibly, Siberian Ibex.

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by Mike in O on Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:52 am
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Can’t afford to go to Africa to photograph a wild Serval? Come to New Mexico for a prime opportunity!

American Serval

We also have populations of Oryx, Barbary Sheep, Persian Ibex, and, possibly, Siberian Ibex.

Joe


It really is a shame that New Mexico allows these invasive species for the hunting crowds.  Barbary sheep can cause havoc with our Big horns by spreading disease.  As a side note, a truck over turned and a bunch of B. sheep escaped in Bend Oregon.  I walked out to my open garage and was surprised to find a ram in my garage, hunkering down in the corner.  I closed the door and fish & wildlife came and got him.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:04 pm
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Mike in O wrote:
It really is a shame that New Mexico allows these invasive species for the hunting crowds.  Barbary sheep can cause havoc with our Big horns by spreading disease.  As a side note, a truck over turned and a bunch of B. sheep escaped in Bend Oregon.  I walked out to my open garage and was surprised to find a ram in my garage, hunkering down in the corner.  I closed the door and fish & wildlife came and got him.

We have way too many Bighorns and the Barbary Sheep don't seem to have any effect on them. Domestic sheep are more of a problem. G&F is always trading or transplanting Bighorns. That is not to say that exotics are benign in any way.

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by Mike in O on Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:12 pm
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correction on my part...it was a Mouflon in my garage.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:18 pm
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Too late to photograph the wild Serval. It was captured with a green chile rotisserie chicken!!! Oh well.

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/exotic-african-cat-captured-by-nm-game-and-fish-officer-/5481585/?cat=504

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