Nevada, Las Vegas, TIM discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist


I don't know if I've ever seen one out in the wild, but a big horn sheep, it looks like a sheep, but it also has these very big horns to it's that are rounded. It kind of looks like a ram from mythology if you're familiar with that kind of figure they pretty big in size from what I understand up to one hundred and forty kilos. So it's a pretty big animal that you could find yourself in countering and what's it like full locals to be living amongst these animals. I can recall taking a bus through Nevada wants some years ago and we hoped off at, I think it was in Buddha, and I was quite astonished to see these very lodge animals just roaming by just on the footpath just right through the city. And it was quite a strange side. They can be quite intimidating, I suppose to someone who's not expecting to see them there. What do you think it's like for people to be living in just suburban neighborhoods and to have these very large animals with quitting, Tim. Editing horns. As you describe them attached to the heads, I think for a lot of people who aren't familiar with Nevada, you know, people forget to realize that a lot of the state is still pretty much open land. So the parts that have been carved out for people to live in our only a stone's throw from nature, you kind of miss that experience when you're just on the Las Vegas strip, for instance. But once you start to get into some of the suburbs of Las Vegas, the canyons in the desert or not that far away. So we all kind of know that there's this balance of a relationship between humans and the environment that we've chosen to live in and we understand, you know, they were here first, so it's not, you know something necessarily untoward to to see an animal like that roaming around, but it could easily get somebody off guard if they've just moved here or if they're not as two million with just the geography of the area. I was reading up about some reactions to the become shape and some vice oppose accounts of what it's like to. Live with them by people who actually do leave in Nevada, and someone mentioned that they are symbol of the ruggedness of the state and the actually become pot all of the states identities. Do you see that as well that they're actually pot of how people not just see the brand of the state, but actually maybe see themselves as nevadans. Absolutely. I mean, the state slogan for Nevada is battle born coz back to this idea that Nevada became a state during the US civil war. And from that we have this, you know, rugged, industrial nece to ourselves. So an animal like the big horn sheep which is native to the area. It's Arjun size. It is intimidating. A kind of does symbolize this idea of ruggedness this idea of the American west, this resilience of living in such a place that is in some areas very inhospitable. But yet this animal has continued to thrive here for thousands of years. As people are trying to do the same here for most of us. If we think of the state of Nevada, we will think of Las Vegas, maybe we'll think of Reno. What's it like for people who born and bred in the state, they think of themselves. Maybe perhaps first and foremost as rugged before they think of themselves as dwellers of the sin city. I suppose I think it depends on who you ask and what part of estate they're from. You know, I've lived here in Las Vegas for about four years now and people who are born and raised in the area are a rare breed, and they're very proud of the fact that they've lived here all of their lives. I think that that sense of pride and that attraction that they have to their hometown is probably amplified in some of the smaller more rural parts of the state where you have towns of, you know, two hundred three hundred people who have been living there for hundreds of years. You know, if you're from a smaller part of the state like that, you're, I think bounded meal bit proud of the. That..

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