Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 25, 2009
I don't know how long this has been going on befor they first appeared befor us but they continually pass in front of us changing directions 5 or 6 times. The deer have even attained a position where they too watch in assumingly amused interest at the intensity this young ram posseses. Biologicaly he doesn't have a chance as a ewe is very particular about who she chooses as a mate and it is always an older and much larger Ram. It would be interesting to see what comes of this chase as there are no other sheep anywhere around. The herd is high above on the flats of Whiskey Mountain where we had observed them earlier. This show abruptly ends when they both dissapear back over the rise from where they first appeared not to be seen again. Our timeing for this seemingly staged event was perfect. Arriving a little earlier or a minute later and we would have missed the whole show. Aren't we lucky?

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