By Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has created an online map to warn hikers and bikers of places they might encounter sheep guard dogs.

A sheep grazing map for public lands near Durango (https://on.doi.gov/1lJPLhJ ) was created following several run-ins between people and the working dogs on the Colorado Trail last month.

The Durango Herald (https://bit.ly/1waAnLO ) reports that the BLM is also giving people some advice on what to do if they encounter the dogs. Spokeswoman Shannon Borders says people should remain calm, stay still and say firmly “Go back” or “Go back to the sheep.”

Bicycle riders should dismount and walk their bikes, keeping the bike between them and the sheep.

The BLM is also working to provide sheep herders with global positioning devices so the location of flocks can be updated daily.



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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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