Sheep Antics

Snyd

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What kind of sheep antics have you observed that made you chuckle or just say…whoaaa… Since I live in Alaska I hunt and love to watch Dall Sheep, for you it may be one of the others. This was a funny one. A video would have been cool.

I had the spotter on some sheep a mile or two away and ended up watching a couple little banana rams playing with each other like they do. Then one of them went over and poked his nose on a caribou shed that was laying there. It was laying such that it was curved upward with both ends sticking up and it moved a little. Then he kind of gingerly poked it with his foot and it moved some more, like a teeter-totter. Next thing I know his boink-boinkin the antler, jumping back, boinkin it again and again as it's doing it's teeter-totter thing. The other one jumped back out of the way. It was pretty funny. It reminded me of a puppy playing. I've seen sheep interacting with each other lots cuz thats what they do but this was the first time I saw one interacting/playing with an object. Pretty funny.
 

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We saw and took pictures of sheep going into some caves to lick minerals. Pretty cool to see.
 
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Ya, cave dwellers are cool. i've seen lots of em goin in and out of caves. Rams and ewes both.

We were up in the rocks at the head of a bowl once watchin a line of ewes and lambs walk by several hundred yards below us. All were calm and all was well, then a lamb looked up, something didn't jive with him and man he bolted like a shot up underneath mama who just about jumped out of her skin, looked around frantically then froze. It was pretty cute. The little guys sure learn quick.
 

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Watching this guy wag his tail as he rubbed his head on the pine gave me chuckle.

[video=youtube;3LF-ijI9-0E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LF-ijI9-0E&feature=youtu.be[/video]

I should be getting him from the taxidermist soon. I was able to observe him a few times before I dropped him on the ground.

Another thing that I enjoyed was watching the lambs interact with him, he was like a older brother to them.
 
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Fantastic video GrantMan! Man they sure like fightin those trees huh?! thanks for sharing
 
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