Bird-Watchers Flock to See the Sage Grouse's Odd Mating Dance, a Drama of Conflict, Comedy and Sex


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Jim Carlton
Reporter, Wall Street Journal

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Craig, CO - May 14, 2014

There's just one thing that could inspire 13 people to huddle in an old food truck on ranch land near here in the cold April predawn: a drama of conflict, comedy and sex.

"It's like 'West Side Story,'" whispered Geneal Watts, a 60-year-old records clerk from a nearby town, referring not to the dozen people sitting with her inside the truck but to the amorous males they were spying on outside.