Sunday, March 23, 2014

Turf Battle

Mid-March on the western Wyoming range: Jim and I were surprised yesterday to see these two pronghorn antelope bucks engaged in a furious battle in the sagebrush.
Since it's not breeding season, we assume it was a territorial dispute.
The two fairly evenly matched bucks went at each other for several minutes, until one buck broke away and fled. It appeared the slightly smaller buck had won, but not before both bucks were bloodied.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lo, the gentle vegetarians.....L. B.