The granite promontory (above) is the identifying feature of Pusch Ridge, an upthrust of rock that runs north from Tucson to Catalina, AZ, and overlooks Arizona's Catalina State Park. This photo was taken from the community of Honeybee Ridge in Oro Valley, AZ.
Pusch Ridge is home to the last surviving herd of wild Desert Bighorn Sheep in the greater Tucson area, and perhaps in all of southern Arizona.
The ram on the right lives at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum (one of the ten best zoos in the world.)
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7/4/09 EDIT: I received an email from John Peters, Jr. with the following info about Desert Bighorns on Pusch Ridge:
"...there have not been any bighorn sheep on Pusch Ridge for years. Despite numerous flyover and foot searches, no sheep have been spotted. Speculation is that the mountain lions took them out."
Photos copyright Mike in Tucson