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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.<br />
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.<br />
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.<br />
(Nathan W. Armes/For The Times)