Sheep rancher, Sam Robinson, was convicted of owning a dangerous dog after two of his guard dogs attacked a mountain biker. The case illustrates the collision of the old west and the new. Robinson doesn't admit the dogs were in fact his, but a jury found they were.
Here, high on a mesa above Silt, Colorado, Robinson visits and checks on his flock of sheep as the sun sets on the western slope.
Just recently, four in his flock, where attacked by domestic dogs and killed - one carcass was eaten by a coyote. Robinson has seen the attacks before and believes that they where attacked by domestic dogs, a house pet, because of the bite marks and attack patterns - the dogs did not attack like a wild animal, who attack quickly and efficiently.
(Nathan W. Armes/For The Times)