Sheep set to cross highway 55 at Beacon Light Saturday morning

Hungry sheep released into Boise Foothills
Posted at 1:40 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 15:40:55-04

BOISE, Idaho — A herd of sheep will be heading into the Boise foothills Saturday morning. If your drives involves highway 55 at Beacon Light, you might see some delays as the herd crosses the highway.

It is definitely a special sight and you are welcome to go check it out for yourself and take some photos, just be sure to practice social distancing. A sheep rancher from wilder will escort the herd across highway 55 around 9 a.m.

The sheep will spend the next few months grazing in the foothills to help cut down on fire fuels. Hikers and bikers should be on the lookout while recreating as sheep dogs can be aggressive.

If you want updates on where you can find the sheep, head to the Life on the Range Facebook page.