Sorry, whitetails. These Ibex have you beat.
Everyone loves a good video showing two whitetail bucks duke it out for the attention of a nearby doe. When big-bearded male Ibex do the same thing, it’s a totally different ball game.
Throw a third dominant male into the mix and – yikes!
Their thick skulls and enormous curved horns make for an intense fight, especially on a steep, rocky mountainside.
Even though an Ibex’s skull is designed to withstand these bone-crushing head butts, they still seem to get a bit disoriented after the hardest hits.
It’s baffling that they can keep up the fight for nearly an hour. I know some hard-headed people, but even they couldn’t handle this Ibex battle!