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Mouflon (Europe)

Scientific Name: Ovis musimon

Subspecies: None in Europe.

Distribution: Small isolated groups all over Europe (mostly in fenced in areas).

Habitat: Prefers undulating forested areas.

Description: Middle sized animal of the sheep family weighing up to 60 kg. (rams), and measuring around 80 cm over the shoulder. General colour dark brown on the back and along the flanks. A black band is bordering the undersides that are pure white. Older rams have got a "saddle" of white starting on the middle of the back and spreading down the sides. The horns are very different from region to region. Mature male horns are curled almost on full revolution.. In some areas however, the horns curve outwards and start twisting anew. There are also groups of individuals where the horns curve inwards, sometimes so much as to grow into the neck of the animal and thereby killing it. Only the rams have horns.

Hunting method: Stalking or lying in wait.

Hunting available in: All areas of distribution in Europe.

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