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Re: heade butting

PWSPARKS@aol.com wrote:
> Hi Gang
> I think you'll find that very few horned (or antlered) species really but
> heads in intrespecific combat. They more normally fuss around until they find
> a position they like and then hunker down and push. The only real butters tha
> I can think of are mountain goats and their horns are built to but as they
> are very robust where the heads (horns) would hit. Its safe relatively
> speaking. So maybe if one thinks of the horned beasties rutting around vice
> charging it might work out.

perhaps you meant Bighorn Sheep?  The smacking together of Bighorn Sheep
can be heard from quite a distance away-hardly possible if they just
hunkered down to push on each other.  

Mountain goats have these very short straight up (and only slightly
curving back) pointy things whereas Bighorn Sheep have broad recurving
horns with large flat areas across the ramming surface (hence the term).
           Betty Cunningham  
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