Big Horn Ooh's and Aahh's

December (and the late November) is Big Horn Sheep rut time around Estes Park.  Like most other hooved wildlife, the rut season can be very exciting to observe.  Generally, the most exciting thing to watch is surprisingly not the largest males.  It's the medium sized guys (the ones who don't get the girl) that provide the best show.  These poor losers have a lot of extra time on their hands, and a lot of extra testosterone!  So, they often take out their hormone driven aggresion on each other by smashing their heads together.  To see and hear the crash of two of these horned beasts is just as good as 4th of July fireworks. 

Guest Blogger: Jared Gricoskie of Yellow Wood Guiding.  Find out about the many guided tours offered by Yellow Wood Guiding here.