Rumor control: Are sheep scaling the Buffalo Bill Dam?

Is this legit? Yes and no.
2010-09-21T11:33:00Z 2010-09-21T12:13:58Z Rumor control: Are sheep scaling the Buffalo Bill Dam?Gazette Staff The Billings Gazette
September 21, 2010 11:33 am  • 

The photo is real, but it's not the Buffalo Bill Dam.

E-mails and Facebook wall posts claim that the photo on the left pictures sheep climbing the dam near Cody, Wyo.

The Buffalo Bill Dam has a smooth concrete face with no stones, whereas the dam in that photo has large stones visible in the face. Also, the canyon walls surrounding Cody's dam are much different that the grassy hills shown in that photo. A side-by-side comparison (to the left) proves they're not the same dam.

A couple of bloggers have ID'd the dam as one in Italy, and there is even video posted of the sheep (actually ibex) making their precarious stroll.

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