The reluctant ewe

 

Bighorn Sheep mating seems to involve lopsided urges. My (admittedly casual) observations are that the only concession a female makes is to turn up to the rut. Beyond that, she seems uninterested in any ensuing activity.

A ram pursues an uninterested ewe. His tongue is out to sample her flank for a sign of oestrus.

The ewe tries to escape the ram’s amorous advances.

Ultimately she merely lies down and adopts a position where she cannot be mated (even when in oestrus, she remains passive). He sits nearby biding his time. I got bored and wandered away. 

 

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1 Response to The reluctant ewe

  1. Christine Boyd says:

    A very nice sequence, Alistair.

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