By Mark Davis
Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Leroy the holiday Holstein delivers Christmas spirit to Rock Creek Ranch


December 29, 2022

Photo courtesy of Samantha Hill

Jerry Hill, manager at Rock Creek Ranch near Clark, guides Leroy, the famous steer, across the creek with the family Christmas tree on its back. The 12-foot tree looks small compared to the 1,700-pound, 17.1-hand tall steer.

POWELL -At the Rock Creek Ranch in the Clarks Fork Canyon, Leroy, the nearly 2-ton ranch "mooscot," still has free run of the iconic ranch land. And now he has developed a taste for Christmas. 

"He loves Christmas as long as he's eating," said ranch manager Jerry Hill of the people-loving steer. 

Recently Leroy accompanied the Hill family on a trip to the woods on the ranch to pick out the ranch family's Christmas tree. They found the perfect evergreen. Hill knew it was the right one because Leroy loved it. Well, sort of. 

"When we went to get the tree he tried to eat it," Hill said with...

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