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Ram Challenges a Big Buck and Pays the Price

A trip to a Texas ranch concluded in a group of hunters witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as not only did they see two testosterone-ridden males go at it in the duel of the century, but they also weren't familiar foes. In fact, just about every hunter could go their entire careers without seeing these two animals in the same environment, let alone battling for dominance. As you're about to see in the following clip, here we have a full-curl ram and a big whitetail buck square up as a consequence of Texas game ranch practices. As incredible as it is to see this video from a secondhand, online perspective, we can only imagine how surreal this was to watch in real time. Regardless of your own stance on private ranch hunting culture across Texas, you have to admit this does scratch a certain curious itch. Spoiler alert: this ram was in over its head.

Post originally published November, 2017

We've got to thank Hunting Product Guru for sharing and posting this video, it's definitely one of the best we've seen! We've all seen film of bucks and sheep going at it with members of their own species during the rut, but this battle is unusual. I guess when hormone levels elevate, it doesn't really matter who you're confronting, any male of any species will do.

The buck responds to the attack with confident force and quickly makes the ram regret his decision, practically lifting him into the air before driving the sheep into the ground. It's an incredible display of strength and dominance, and the ram quickly decides that retreat is the better part of valor as he hightails it out of there with the buck in hot pursuit.

All the hunter filming the incredible incident can utter is, "What the hell? Dude..." That seems about right! This encounter between the two monarchs was captured at the Tierra de Dios whitetail ranch in Cuero, Texas.