Sunday, February 20, 2011
Well I said on my last post that I was wishing for something worthwhile to post today and that wish has apparently come true.
On my way out to Tranquille I stopped to watch the sheep as they were grazing along the hillside above the tracks. I had just set up my camera when two of the younger rams (about 6-7 years of age) started bashing heads.
As I watched the animals square off it became apparent that this wasn't just an isolated incident but a good proportion of the herd was taking part. The crash of the horns could be heard coming from distant rocky slopes, hidden gullies and fortuitously, right in front of me.
Watch the last part of the clip and it sounds like a single crash, but when I slow it down you can hear the two distinct sounds made when first one set of horns collide and then the next.
All in all a great day. I am heading out again today to see what I can capture.
Posted by Frank Ritcey at 7:50 AM